Research course

Accounting and Law

University of Gloucestershire · The Business School

Entry requirements

MRes: you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. On successful completion of the MRes you can normally progress to a PhD. PhD: you will need a Masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic. We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement. EU and International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

With over 50 academic staff the Business School can supervise across a range of topics. Strengths within law are company and commercial law, human rights, intellectual property law and international law. Strengths within accounting and economics include management accounting, financial management and reporting, accounting for sustainability and corporate governance.

We may also be able to offer you effective supervision for cross-disciplinary projects that link to computing, IT applications, business and management, education and health. As a research degree candidate, you are supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research or teaching, or provide a greater understanding of professional practice.

Qualification and course duration


full time
30-48 months
part time
48-84 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
03330 141414