Research course


University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

PhD: good Masters degree in relevant area, e.g. accounting, finance, banking, economics, econometrics, statistics, mathematics.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

With roots dating back to the appointment of the country's first Professor of Accounting, the group has a longstanding history of researching and teaching in the area of accounting and finance.

Our research interests cover:

  • Information systems and accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Public sector accounting
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Capital markets based accounting
  • Taxation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance

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Department specialisms

Finance (Investments, International, Banking); Corporate Finance; Accounting (Reporting, Management, Control, Small Company)

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,320 FT - £2,160 PT
International students
£18,360 FT - £9,180 PT

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005