University of Aberdeen: Accountancy (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD)

InstitutionUniversity of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department Business School
Study type Research


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.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level SCQF Level 12
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.

Location King's Campus
King's College
AB24 3FX

Contact details

Admissions office

Telephone 01224 272090

PG Admissions

Telephone 01224 272090

Business School (Research)

Telephone 01224 272767

University of Aberdeen


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University of Aberdeen Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the fifth-oldest university in the UK, and combines ancient tradition with the best in modern teaching and study facilities.

The University is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, with an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research. In fact, over the years, 5 Novel Prizes have been awarded for work carried out or begun ...

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