Our research degree applicants will usually possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent), with a significant component in Accounting and Finance.
- Transcripts/degree certificate
- Two references
- A research proposal (3000 words maximum)
- Name of potential Supervisor
Months of entry
Our thriving body of PhD students are currently researching: finance, market reactions to accounting, management accounting and control, judgment and decision-making in accounting and audit, corporate reporting and governance.
The Adam Smith Business School places a strong emphasis on the development of valuable transferable and personal development skills, such as finance-oriented computer programming, presentation and professional writing skills.
As a PhD student in Accounting & Finance, you will have opportunities to:
- present and discuss your work in progress with colleagues and staff members
- present and discuss your work in progress with staff members in other Scottish Universities through the Scottish Doctoral Colloquium
- present your work in national or international conferences (usually at later stages of the PhD process)
- attend the Wards research seminars
- benefit from the College of Social Sciences Graduate School Research Training programme
- complete a PhD research class that looks at a variety of topics such as the use of Stata and Minitab, case studies and various approaches to accounting research
- attend research training on key literature (either solely on accounting or finance or a combination of accounting and finance empirical literature)
- attend research training on necessary software programmes assisting you in your research (e.g., Nvivo, Stata)
- attend research training on qualitative and/or quantitative techniques, with a focus on accounting and finance (econometrics in particular)
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Please see the English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Angela Foster