Accounting and Finance PhD Programme

The Accounting and Finance Division runs a successful postgraduate research programme. We offer a stimulating research environment and strive to develop PhD students into top-quality, active researchers which go on to successful careers at leading international universities and businesses. Our aim is to guide PhD students to produce research which is relevant to businesses and policy makers as well as of highest academic standard.

PhD students in the Accounting and Finance division are part of the Centre for Graduate Research in Management as well as the Stirling Graduate School. These centres offer excellent possibilities for further training and support during a PhD. In addition, the Accounting and Finance division is a member of the Accounting and Finance pathway at the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS). The SGSSS offers further advanced training (such as Summer Schools), conferences and colloquia specifically dedicated to PhD students as well as networking opportunities for students across the community of Scottish Accounting and Finance departments.

We welcome applications from well-qualified and highly motivated students who are keen to study for a PhD or an MPhil by Research. Students are expected to have an excellent academic background and a convincing research proposal. Students lacking in formal training in research methods are encouraged to consider undertaking our School’s Master of Research (MRes) in Business and Management programme.

Students interested in our research postgraduate programmes can find the details of our application processes and further information here. Before applying, interested students should carefully study these details as well as the research interests of our members of staff in the 2016 Accountancy & Finance PhD Guide‌. Also, students can consult information about our past graduates to see the kind of research that has been successfully undertaken in the past.

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