Research course

Accounting and Finance

University of Bristol · School of Economics, Finance and Management

Entry requirements

An upper second-class or first-class honours degree in a related subject (or equivalent), or a Master's qualification in a related subject. All accounting PhD students are expected to take the following three courses (including formal assessment) from the MSc Accounting and Finance programme in their first year: Contemporary Issues in Accounting; Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment; Research Design and Qualitative Research Methods in Accounting and Finance

Months of entry


Course content

Research is central to the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol. The most recent UK-wide research assessment, REF2014, rated 78 per cent of the school's research in business and management as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'. Studying for a PhD in the Department of Accounting and Finance will prepare students for a range of careers.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
full time: £4,185 part time: £2,093
International students

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also be interested in applying for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund.

For further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students please visit our website,

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Graduate Studies Office
+44 (0) 117 394 1519