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  PhD Programme in Accounting and Finance


 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

The Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) invites applications for PhD programme in Accounting and Finance. You will be working alongside world leading academics in a busy, exciting and innovative department.

The Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) invites applications for full-time 4-year PhD program in Accounting and Finance.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have an excellent first degree and outstanding Masters level degree performance. Qualifications should be in a related discipline to your intended PhD studies. You should also be committed to pursuing an academic career. We are offering full-time studentships to commence in October 2024. All studentships pay a generous living allowance and offer a fee waiver for four years.

About the Department

The department offers an excellent research environment, with a high level of collegiality, subscriptions to state-of-the-art databases, a strong seminar series, and a senior visitors programme. The Department of Accounting and Finance is one of the largest departments within LUMS – a world-ranked international business school that has consistently ranked among the UK’s top ten universities for nearly two decades. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, LUMS was ranked first in the UK in research power and is one of few business schools whose programs are accredited by all three international business school accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. More information about the department can be found at:

The Department offers a PhD Programme in Accounting and Finance. PhD students are required to complete a portfolio of PhD level courses and seminars covering finance theory, econometric and statistical methods, and research methodology. Upon successfully completing the course work, you will then research and write a thesis on a topic, which you are passionate about. Two subject experts will offer detailed supervision to ensure it will contribute new knowledge to the academic community. You will also have the opportunity to gain international experience by visiting a leading US/European school with expertise in a relevant research area. We offer an excellent environment for PhD studies, including dedicated office space, funding of conference and research visits, access to many specialised databases, as well as scientific computing facilities and IT support.


Eligibility for this studentship will include Home and Overseas applicants, and will be subject to the usual academic (e.g., a relevant Master's degree (UK or equivalent) with Distinction level performance, both overall and in the dissertation; and a bachelor’s degree with First-Class Honour) and English language entry criteria. Successful applicants will have the potential to produce world class research in the future, and suitability to undertake important teaching duties within LUMS during the period of their studentship.

Important deadlines

We recruit candidates on continuous basis. To maximize your chances of receiving a scholarship, we advise all candidates to submit their application as soon as possible.

More details about our doctoral programmes, entry requirements and application process can be found at:

To submit an application, go to:

If you have any question, please contact PhD Director, Dr Chelsea Yao by e-mail address

Application Deadline for LUMS and ESRC studentships: 15 February 2024

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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