Entry requirements

A 2:1 at undergraduate level and, for PhD, a Merit at Master's level in a relevant discipline from a UK or other approved university and/or equivalent. You must submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words on your intended topic. PhD applicants who do not hold a first class honours degree (if still completing their Master’s programme) or a relevant Master’s degree with Distinction will be asked to pay a £100 application fee (deductible from the first year’s fees). Please also see http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgrad/apply/entry.html for English Language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Accounting Group has established a strong international reputation for its research in regards to the public sector and critical accounting. They have published many scholarly papers in highly ranked journals and a number of influential books related to the reform of the public sector and accounting history.

The group’s research interests include:

  • Problems with privatisation
  • The National Health Service
  • New Public Management (NPM)
  • The social and political importance of accounting
  • Public sector audit and accountability

The School currently has 60 PhD students, who form a dynamic and close-knit research community.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were placed 25th (out of 101 institutions) in the UK for research intensity in business and management studies and 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.

The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs. For more information visit: the website: Postgraduate Scholarships and Funding.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
information@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827 272
Fax
+44 (0)1227 827 077