Research course

Finance and Accounting

Institution
Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a merit master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Finance and Accounting MPhil and PhD programmes aim to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice. The programmes are designed to equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-intensive environment and to open greater depth to your professional and personal life.

Our research is organised into 15 research centres and groups. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. A brief outline of some of the disciplines is outlined below.

Researchers in accounting mainly cluster around two main areas:

  • governance and ethics
  • accounting history

The Accounting, Governance and Accountability (AGA) research group undertakes research projects unified by the overarching theme of accountability. We have enjoyed recent funding support from a number of external bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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Department specialisms

Corporate reporting; Business ethics; Corporate philanthropy; Social and environmental accounting; Sustainability and social measurement; Third sector accountability; Accounting history.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Carolyn Watkin, Postgraduate Programme Secretary, Newcastle University Business School
Email
nubs@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 1584