A relevant Masters degree with the distinction level performance both overall and in the dissertation element. In exceptional circumstances, an upper second class honours degree with relevant research experience is accepted. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score is often required for non-UK qualifications. Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
Months of entry
January, April, July, October
Do you want to join a quadruple-accredited, world-ranked Management School? We are the UK’s most research-intensive business school according to the latest Research Excellence Framework. Our programme will provide you with the skills to become outstanding researchers who can thrive in the world’s leading business schools.
Our internationally-respected PhD programme takes place in a friendly international community. Our department includes editors of leading journals with academics operating an open-door policy for our doctoral students. You will also have access to cutting-edge databases, scientific computing facilities, IT support, dedicated office space, workshops, conferences and a vibrant seminar series.
Our Accountancy research strengths lie in Financial Reporting, Bank Accounting and Regulation, Corporate Governance and Auditing, and Sustainable Accounting. In Finance, our research specialisms are Banking and Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, and Financial Econometrics. You will also gain international experience by visiting a leading US school.
During your PhD, you will complete a portfolio of courses and seminars covering accounting and finance theory, econometric and statistical methods and research methodology. You will then research and write a thesis on a topic that you are passionate about. Two subject experts will offer detailed supervision to ensure it will contribute new knowledge to the academic community.
Your PhD will be awarded on completion of your thesis and after a successful defence of your work at a viva examination.
Please read our research and supervisor pages to match your research interests to our specialisms. Full-time studentships are available for exceptional candidates with outstanding results in their undergraduate and Masters degrees.
Information for international students
IELTS: 7.5 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).
Fees and funding
Please visit our website for information on: Postgraduate Fees & Funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- LUMS Postgraduate Coordinator
- +44 (0)1524 592938