University of Edinburgh: Accounting
|Institution||University of Edinburgh View institution profile|
|Department||Business School View department profile|
The Business School seeks to set the agenda across a wide range of business disciplines. Our research areas are staffed by teams whose work has real influence in business, government, and the public sector.
The School has significant research expertise in the following subject areas:
Accounting and Finance
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Management Science and Business Economics
We aim to provide a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate community.
Accreditation The Business School has received full research training accreditation from the:
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
European Quality Improvement Sytstem (EQUIS)
Programme structure As a PhD student, you will work closely with your supervisory team, and will be offered top-level training opportunities throughout your studies.
Research towards your doctorate is underpinned and supported by our doctoral training programme.
On the PhD in Accounting programme, you will undertake 120 credits worth of taught courses during Year 1 to build your research skills and the knowledge required for your area of study.
Core courses You will study the following core courses:
Introduction to Research in Business - 20 credits
Supervised Reading: Refining the Proposal - 20 credits
Supervised Reading: Literature Review - 20 credits
Optional courses Students can choose up to 60 credits of optional courses. Recommended optional courses are listed below:
Research Skills in the Social Sciences: Data Collection - 20 credits
Core Quantitative Data Analysis 1 and 2 - 20 credits
Research Design - 20 credits
Qualitative Research - 20 credits
Analysing Qualitative Data - 20 credits
Translational Study - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Masterclass - 20 credits
Qualitative Methods and Ethnographic Fieldwork - 20 credits
Explanation and Understanding in Social and Political Research - 20 credits
Intermediate Inferential Statistics: Testing and Modelling - 20 credits
Foundations of Econometrics - 20 credits
Applications of Econometrics - 20 credits
How will I learn? The learning process will be lecture-based (during Year 1) and research-focused. The majority of lecture-based classes last 2 hours for each session.
A large number of seminars and workshops are delivered by eminent experts from around the world. These will be available throughout the year, providing ample opportunity for advanced learning and networking.
The number of students studying any taught course is likely to range from between 5 and 25.
Taught courses normally require you to prepare weekly in advance by reading materials prescribed in handouts and by reflecting on the issues to be discussed during the class.
Assessment and progression Assessment will normally include a mix of in-course written essays and oral presentations/discussions and written examinations at the end of the semester of study.
You will complete your doctoral studies in the form of a viva.
Progression from one year of study to the next is confirmed by the School Research Degrees Committee based on performance in your Annual Review.
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
|Level||SCQF Level 12|
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on the University of Edinburgh website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
|Location||Central area campus|
University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, dating back to 1919, when we introduced the first Bachelors of Commerce.
We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships are built amongst your peer group, who will come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and professions and who will provide the beginnings of your international network. In Edinburgh you’ll …
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