What’s it like to do a PhD in Accounting?
Doing a PhD in Accounting will let you broaden your academic horizons, as well as hone in on aspects of Accounting that you find especially compelling. These programmes can be particularly useful for practicing accountants who several years of professional experience and wish to take their career to the next level.
Whether you’re examining the impact of government policy and the law on accounting practices or figuring out new ways of improving the cybersecurity of accountancy software, a doctoral degree in Accounting allows you to spend at least three years on your research project, under the supervision of renowned experts in your field.
Some typical Accounting PhD research topics include:
- Corporate social responsibility
- Payroll management
- Corporate and personal finance management
- Financial policy
- Public sector accounting
- Sustainability practices and accounting
The nature of Accounting means that there’s also plenty of scope for interdisciplinary study, with subjects like Economics, Business and Law offering excellent opportunities for cross-departmental research.