Accountancy (Research) University of Aberdeen

The course focuses in particular on the broadly defined areas of financial accounting including international accounting, public sector accounting and critical perspectives on management accounting. Accountancy staff also foster collaborative interdisciplinary and international research which further strengthens its research base. Staff regularly visit universities in Europe, USA and elsewhere as well as hosting visiting staff and seminars.

  • Qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

  • Study mode


  • Location

    King's Campus

  • Start date

    * Start at any time

  • Duration

    36 months

* You can start this course at any time. Please contact the provider for further information.

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Entry requirements

Applicants for these programmes must have at least a good Honours degree in Accountancy or a related subject and must provide a detailed research proposal and 2 academic references from their most recent academic institution. If English is not their 1st language they must also show evidence of attaining standards in English. The taught component of these programmes comprise a seminar series and discipline-based courses in research or subject specific courses, as appropriate for the individual student, delivered as part of the Graduate Business School taught programmes.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.5
PTE Academic 62.0 Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 62
TOEFL (iBT) 90.0 Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall – 90

In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.

Postgraduate English Language Requirements are detailed here:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £4,195 * Year 1
EU £4,195 * Year 1
International £14,300 Year 1
England £4,195 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,195 * Year 1
Scotland £4,195 * Year 1
Wales £4,195 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The costs above are for entry in Academic Session 2017/18.

Sponsorship information

Funding is available for researchers to support them during their period of study. Dedicated to creating a community of research excellence, acheivement, and innovation, we have a funding database of scholarships designed to fund your studies. External sources of funding are also available; these are best approached once you identify a supervisor for the project you wish to carry out.

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