University of Essex

Degree level: Postgraduate

Accounting (Research)

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Course summary

Accounting refers to a wide range of topics within a vast research field which covers themes including: management accounting, reporting and analysis and accountable accounting. You will explore qualitative and quantitative methods of research specifically designed to reflect the field of accounting. MRes Accounting is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia there is a strong research focus in this degree, although there are some taught elements which will support your knowledge of the research field. An MRes is the ideal first step if you hope to progress to doctoral studies, such as PhD. You deepen your thinking about accounting and develop a broader understanding of the changing roles and perception of accounting within an ever-changing social context. MRes Accounting explores research and accounting theory issues, such as:

  • research skills, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • theoretical stances underpinning different approaches to research
  • how to design a research proposal, including construction of research questions and/or hypotheses
  • launching and managing a research project, including data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • corporate reporting and analysis
  • management accounting
We equip you with the skills and knowledge to appreciate the depth and breadth of accounting theories and techniques and apply these within a social science context. You benefit from cutting edge research conducted by our Accounting Group who specialise in accounting, accountability and global development. At Essex Business School. we champion ethical management and sustainable business. We believe accounting information is the foundation for successful decision-making and further develop your practical accounting skills and theoretical knowledge so you can make a positive impact in the workplace or in accounting research.

Course details


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course can be found on the course finder on the University of Essex website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £13030 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £13030 Whole course
England £13030 Whole course
Northern Ireland £13030 Whole course
Scotland £13030 Whole course
Wales £13030 Whole course
EU £20350 Whole course
International £20350 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Accounting at University of Essex - UCAS