Research course

Accounting and Finance

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
PhDMPhilMResMSc by research

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally have a good first degree or a postgraduate management qualification. Exceptionally, applicants may apply for exemption from the MRes programme which can be granted on production of evidence of completion of an appropriate research training programme. These applicants must submit their research proposal with their application.

Months of entry


Course content

A PhD is normally completed in 4 years full-time and 7 years part-time. MPhil studies are normally completed in 3 years full-time and 5 years part-time. You will initially enter the MRes programme to receive research training which is recognised by the European Social and Research Council (ESRC). In order to progress to the next stage you are required to successfully complete the MRes training programme within your first year (full-time) or two years (part-time). Progression is dependent upon the support of your Director of Studies and the approval of the Faculty Research Degrees Sub-committee.

Department specialisms

Accountability and Control; Risk Management; Supply Chain Management; Real Estate Economics; Innovation and Change; Performance Measurement; Political Economy and Auditing.

Information for international students

Applications are welcomed from overseas students. The doctoral programme is of 4 years duration (full-time) including the Master of Research which provides intensive research methodology training. Applicants whose first degree was not taught in English are required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency: IELTS Minimum score 7.0.

Fees and funding

ESRC, MMU and Research Institute of Business and Management research studentships. These are normally advertised on the MMUBS Research/RIBM website in March or April.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
90 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc by research

full time
18 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Gary Lindsay
+44 (0)161 247 2706