Entry requirements

You'll need a good first degree (i.e. at least the equivalent of an Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a UK university) in the relevant subject, and a taught Masters degree in the discipline is normally required.

Applicants with ESRC-accredited Masters degrees are especially welcome to apply, as are those with merit or distinction-level qualifications. Masters degrees should be in a subject relevant to the proposed research, and it is particularly advantageous if research methods and techniques as well as independent research (e.g. dissertation or project) featured prominently in the curriculum.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

We have recently been awarded research grants from professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Our faculty members are regularly invited to advise policy makers at institutions including the Bank of England, the Department for Work and Pensions, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Competition and Markets Authority.

Our research is hugely varied, with strengths including:

  • management control
  • capital markets accounting
  • accounting for sustainability
  • taxation
  • corporate governance and auditing

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Business School Postgraduate Research Administration Team
Email
uebs-doctoral-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 726255