Research course

Finance and Accounting

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

Our Finance and Accounting PhD programme aims to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice.

Our PhD in Finance and Accounting is designed to equip you with the skills to:

  • succeed in a knowledge-intensive environment
  • open greater depth to your professional and personal life

Find out more about the accounting and finance key research

In previous years, the School has held events on campus to which all students are invited. These opportunities are topical and provide great opportunities for you to network with:

  • national and multinational organisations
  • alumni
  • peers

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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, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

We offer a number of different routes to a research degree qualification, including full-time supervised research projects, industrially based collaborations, part-time and off-campus study.

Course contact details

Carolyn Watkin, Postgraduate Programme Secretary, Newcastle University Business School
+44 (0) 191 208 1584