Accounting and Finance

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Awards available PhD
Programme length Four years full-time;
seven years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date Most students will start in October 2018, however other dates can be considered.

Programme overview

Research is central to the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol. The most recent UK-wide research assessment, REF2014, rated 78 per cent of the school's research in business and management as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'. Studying for a PhD in the Department of Accounting and Finance will prepare students for a range of careers.

Fees for 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£4,235
UK/EU: part-time
£2,118
Overseas: full-time
£16,300
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£9,235

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also be interested in applying for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class or first-class honours degree in a related subject (or equivalent), and a master's degree in a related subject either attained or underway at the time of application.

In considering applications, significant weight will be given to the extent to which your application demonstrates a clearly thought out and specific interest in research and how this would fit into the wider context of research undertaken in the department.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Research groups

In considering applications, significant weight will be given to the extent to which your application demonstrates a clearly thought out and specific interest in research and how this would fit into the wider context of research undertaken in the department.

The main research themes reflect the interests of staff members. The particular strengths of the department lie in applied financial econometrics, empirical finance, financial reporting and auditing, management accounting, public sector accounting and accounting for sustainability.

Details of the current research and supervision interests of individual members of staff are available on the school website.

Careers

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare for a career in research.

Staff profiles

Banking

Dr Sonny Biswas, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Piotr Danisewicz, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Tobias Dieler, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Fabiana Gomez, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Balint Horvath, (Lecturer in Finance)

Professor Klaus Schaeck, (Professor of Banking and Finance)

Corporate Finance

Professor Daniella Acker, (Professor of Finance and Accounting)

Dr Paula Hill, (Reader in Finance)

Dr Kirak Kim, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Adriana Korczak, (Senior Lecturer in Accounting)

Dr Piotr Korczak Reader in Finance

Professor Neslihan Ozkan Professor of Finance

Dr Fangming Xu Senior Lecturer in Finance

Financial Markets

Professor Daniella Acker, (Professor of Finance and Accounting)

Professor George Bulkley, (Emeritus Professor, Professor of Financial Economics)

Dr Tobias Dieler, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Sylvain Friederich Senior Lecturer in Finance

Dr Paula Hill, (Reader in Finance)

Dr Piotr Korczak Reader in Finance

Dr Mirco Rubin, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Evarist Stoja, (Reader in Finance)

Professor Nick Taylor, (Professor of Financial Economics)

Dr Fangming Xu, (Senior Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Liyi Zheng, (Lecturer in Finance)

Financial Reporting and Accountability

Professor Mark Clatworthy, (Professor of Accounting)

Professor Stuart Cooper, (Professor of Accounting and Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance)

Professor Sheila Ellwood, (Professor of Financial Reporting)

Dr Tuan Ho, (Lecturer in Finance and Accounting)

Professor Michael Jones, (Professor of Financial Reporting)

Dr Adriana Korczak, (Senior Lecturer in Accounting)

Dr Mariano Scapin Lecturer in Accounting

Dr Ruby Trinh, (Lecturer in Accounting)

Dr Chinyere Uche, (Lecturer in Accounting)

Management Accounting

Professor Chris Chapman, (Professor of Management Accounting)

Professor David Dugdale, (Emeritus Professor of Management Accounting)

Professor Sheila Ellwood, (Professor of Financial Reporting)

Dr Stephen Lyne, (Senior Academic Fellow)

Ms Emma Pugh, (Lecturer in Management Accounting)

Dr Hiroyuki Suzuki Lecturer in Management Accounting

Dr Chinyere Uche, (Lecturer in Accounting)

How to apply
Application deadline:

Applications will be considered in four rounds, with the first round closing date being 1 November 2017. The second round closing date will be confirmed once ESRC funding deadlines are announced, but is expected to be the beginning of February 2018. The third round closing date will be 15 April 2018. The final round closing date will be confirmed once school bursary arrangements have been finalised, but is expected to be the beginning of July 2018. You will receive a decision within 21 days of the round closing date following the submission of your completed application.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 24% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 54% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 22% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 0% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email: efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
8 Woodland Road
Bristol
BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm http://www.bristol.ac.uk/accounting/

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