University of Glasgow

Accounting and Finance

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University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology PhD
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
Start Different dates available
  • PhD
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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The Adam Smith Business School places a strong emphasis on the development of valuable transferable and personal development skills, such as finance-oriented computer programming, presentation and professional writing skills. As a PhD student in Accounting & Finance, you will have opportunities to: present and discuss your work in progress with colleagues and staff members attend the Wards research seminars benefit from the College of Social Sciences Graduate School Research Training programme complete a PhD research class that looks at a variety of topics such as the use of Stata and Minitab, case studies and various approaches to accounting research. As a research student you may have the opportunity to become a Graduate Teaching Assistant, delivering tutorials to first and second year undergraduate students.   All full-time students are allocated office space and are provided with their own PC and printing facilities. Contacts Ioannis (Yannis) Tsalavoutas, (+44 (0)141.330.6093), the convenor of PhD Programmes offered by Accounting & Finance, who will be able to advise on academic issues. Angela Foster (+44 (0)141 330 4985) is the administrative contact for our Accounting & Finance PhD programme and can answer initial programme enquiries. 

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Hannah Glenn
5.0 24/05/2019
About the course: It has been good and challenging at the same time. There was a workload but the social life make it easier. The experience has been great so far
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Sri Vidhya
4.5 23/05/2019
About the course: This course is loaded with a lot of stuff to handle at once.
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4.0 23/05/2019
About the course: I met some amazing people there and made best friends. I have learned here a lot and Glasgow has become my second home.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Accounting MBA
Accounting and Finance
Skills and Training
IT Development
Full Time

Course programme

The PhD programme offered by the Accounting and Finance subject group is designed to help satisfy the growing demand for rigorous and well-trained researchers in all aspects of accounting and finance. With the rapid rate of global change in organisations, economies, societies and education, the need for research of the highest quality has never been higher.

In response to this, we offer PhD supervision to a range of topics within the Accounting and Finance subject area, in line with our staff’s research interests. This results in students to be able to graduate with a PhD in their area of research specialism:

  • PhD in Accounting
  • PhD in Finance (Accounting and Finance)
  • PhD in Accounting and Finance

The programme is an exciting blend of formal research training, high levels of interaction between faculty and students, and a rigorously developed and closely supervised thesis based on original and relevant research. It normally takes up to four years (full-time) to complete, although this may vary depending upon the candidate’s prior experience.

In the first year, they will normally study a number of chosen courses in Accounting and Finance, which will develop their quantitative and qualitative research skills as well as their knowledge of accounting and finance research literature and methodologies. An appropriate programme of study is devised for each student in consultation with the director of the programme and the candidate’s supervisor. Students will also work with their supervisors to develop their PhD research proposal into a fully operational research plan. At the end of this period, the candidate presents a fully developed thesis proposal to the Thesis Committee. This committee is responsible for approving the student’s research proposal, over-seeing and guiding the student’s research progress.


Supervisors and students are required to complete a Progress Report in June of each academic year. All Progress Reports are reviewed by the PhD Convenor and by the Associate Dean of the College's Graduate School. A satisfactory progress report is a prerequisite for student registration in the following academic session.

Final assessment involves the submission of a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words and an oral examination (viva voce).

Additional information

All Postgraduate Research Students are allocated a supervisor who will act as the main source of academic support and research mentoring.You may want to identify a potential supervisor and contact them to discuss your research proposal before you apply.

  • Search our staff research profiles

Please consult the Adam Smith Business School Research Culture webpage for information about research themes within the School and links to members of staff.

Accounting and Finace staff webpages can be found at 


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