Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.1 at undergraduate level and 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.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

January, September, May

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.

Information for international students

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

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

Please see our

funding pages

for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60-72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Kent Business School
Email
phdinfo@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827726