Taught course

Accounting and Finance

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A relevant degree in accounting and/or finance.

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or business studies will be eligible to apply for entry into the Diploma in Research (without dissertation) and Masters in Research (with dissertation). Successful completion of these degrees should provide students with a good grounding to embark on a PhD.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance but who want to study the subject in greater depth. It allows students the opportunity to study the advanced aspects of accounting or finance with staff that have a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of their subjects.

All of our academic staff engage in high-quality research that is disseminated through various channels, and which has a significant influence on what, and how, we then teach our students.

Several of our staff have written critically about the role of accounting and finance practices from the perspective of ethics and global sustainability. Others have explored how accounting is intertwined with political and cultural tensions as organisations attempt to implement new business structures and practices. Others have explored which elements of Western markets might (not) be suitable for adoption and promotion in developing and emerging economies.

This programme involves seven months of taught modules including Research Methods, Quantitative Methods and three module options. The options will depend on the proposed area of research that the student wishes to pursue and will be primarily literature based. Once these modules are successfully completed, you will write a dissertation if continuing to the MRes, otherwise you can leave with a Postgraduate Diploma.

The programme is also suitable for those who wish to proceed to a PhD in accounting and finance. When you apply, you should detail your proposed research topic in your personal statement on the application form.

The programme does not offer exemptions from professional accounting examinations.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Theresa Dunne
+44 (0)1382 385174