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  Accounting & finance

  Business School

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About the Programme

We provide research training in both accounting and finance which will prepare you for a demanding career as:

  • an academic
  • a professional researcher in the financial services sector
  • a manager of a business, government and professional organisations

You can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over three years. Under specific circumstances and subject to conditions, part-time study can be arranged.


This is an opportunity for you to develop the theoretical competencies required to understand the role of accounting in organisations and society.

You'll follow an interdisciplinary approach to the technical and institutional practices that makes accounting a specific social practice.

We offer expertise in exploring the sociological, institutional and political approaches in the search for a thesis topic. We also assist with the methods used to produce new knowledge.


You'll develop the theoretical and empirical skills necessary to make a contribution to the latest research in your chosen area. In your first year, you'll work with your supervisor to identify areas of interest and develop an agenda for your PhD thesis. We encourage you to consider both theoretical and empirical issues as part of your agenda in consultation with your supervisors.

You'll learn to design and carry out research plans based on an understanding of theoretical and methodological issues. You're expected to develop the philosophical, technical and ethical awareness required to produce high-quality research.

Strathclyde Business School

We offer an excellent academic environment where you can pursue your research degree. As a postgraduate research student, you're required to:

  • attend the Strathclyde Business School Faculty Research Methodology Programme, achieving a minimum of Certificate level; it comprises four modules over two to three days each; if you're part-time, you'll spread these over two years
  • ensure regular meetings and contact with your supervisors

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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