Research course

Accounting and Finance - Research

University of Strathclyde · Department of Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements

PhD: for entry to PhD study, a first or upper second class Honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification. MPhil: for entry to MPhil, a degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The department's research has long been a source of excellence which has recently been recognised in its contribution to the Business School's top rating in Scotland in the latest RAE, affirming us as a leader for "world leading and internationally excellent" research.

Chan et al. (2007) has ranked the Department's research the 5th in Europe. In studies of the most prolific authors of the past 50 years in Finance and in Accounting Heck et al. (2009) have shown that 5 Professors are within the top 5%.

The research activities in the Department are supported by excellent research and technical assistance, subscription to an extensive set of comprehensive databases, internal workshops, hosting a series of seminars by renowned researchers in the fields of accounting and finance and generous financial support to participate in national and international conferences.

Department specialisms

Activities of the accounting profession; accounting for environment, risk and regulation; comparative international perspectives on financial reporting.

Information for international students

Large number of international students.

Fees and funding

Teaching or research assistantships, university.

Qualification and course duration


full time
33 months


full time
12 months


full time
33 months

Course contact details

Barbara Baillie
0141 548 3709