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Entry requirements

You should have a high 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting or related discipline.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MRes Accounting is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia. It is the ideal first step if you hope to progress to doctoral studies, such as PhD.

We equip you with the skills and knowledge to appreciate the depth and breadth of accounting theories and techniques and apply these within a social science context. The content of our course is a direct response to requirements for, and suggested improvements in, research training laid down by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

You deepen your thinking about accounting and develop a broader understanding of the changing roles and perception of accounting within an ever-changing social context.

You develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • research skills, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • theoretical stances underpinning different approaches to research
  • how to design a research proposal, including construction of research questions and/or hypotheses
  • launching and managing a research project, including data collection, analysis and interpretation

You study at Essex Business School; 75% of our research was deemed world leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014).

Our expert staff are a combination of leading academics and practitioners at the forefront of accounting research. For example, Emeritus Professor Prem Sikka is a world-renowned critic of tax avoidance and has been quoted in The Guardian, The Huffington Post and The Independent.

We’re home to three internationally respected accounting research centres:

You benefit from the very latest thinking in:

  • corporate governance
  • corporate social responsibility
  • accounting in the public and third sector
  • accounting in emerging economies
  • corporate reporting and regulations

We address the important issues faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations using social science theories and concepts.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loan Company for students from the UK and EU who meet the eligibility criteria.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk