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Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management Studies

Research areas: accounting and finance with specialisations in: impression management; corporate narrative reporting; corporate social and environmental reporting; organisational legitimacy; international financial reporting; earnings quality; accounting policy choice; earnings management; international cross listings; accounting history; asset pricing; monetary policy. Banking with specialisations in: credit risk and credit ratings; market microstructure; investment management; risk; depositary institutions; appropriation of computer technology; Islamic banking and finance; corporate finance; real estate finance; international banking; banking and development; financial exclusion; emerging markets; European sovereign debt crisis; regulation. Economics with specialisations in: financial economics; development economics; game theory; political economy; behavioural economics; macroeconomic modelling; micro-econometrics; public economics; international trade; banking markets. Business and management studies with specialisations in: business history; human resource development; marketing; employee voice; employment relations; employment regulation; impact of change; strategic information systems; e-business; e-marketing; data protection; communication; knowledge transfer/management; organisational management.

Entry requirements

For PhD: Master’s degree in a relevant subject. Normally, a distinction in your Masters Degree is a requirement.

For MPhil: First or upper-second class degree in a relevant subject, such as economics, finance, accounting, business or management.

If your native language is not English, you must provide satisfactory evidence that you have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (with no individual score lower than 6.5)
  • Pearson PTE: 67 (with no individual score lower than 62)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced/Proficiency: 185 (with no individual score lower than 176)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time 2 Years

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