finance

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Accounting and Finance research degrees

Postgraduate - Research

PhD

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About our programmes

The Hull University Business School (HUBS) offers PhD research degrees in a number of research groups, including Accounting and Finance. On campus facilities for postgraduate research students are excellent - the Business School has a dedicated work room with cutting-edge facilities. PhD students have exclusive access to the Postgraduate Lounge in the newly refurbished Brynmor Jones Library, while all our research students can make use of facilities in the University's Graduate School. The Business School also subscribes to a full range of professional business information services including Reuters Datastream, Reuters Thomson One, Bloomberg, Wharton Research Data Services (including Compustat), Bankscope, and FAME to enhance your data exploration.

PhD candidates, meanwhile, have the opportunity to add to the sum of knowledge in their chosen field by producing an original piece of research. At Hull, we will give you close support on your journey as well as help you find opportunities to boost your knowledge by working with researchers and attending conferences. Our PhD is a four year full-time programme which will require you to complete the equivalent of 540 credits worth of research, including both research specialist modules and research thesis preparation.

The Business School's full list of PhD titles include:

  • PhD Accounting
  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Finance
  • PhD Human Resource Management
  • PhD Management
  • PhD Marketing
  • PhD Systems Science

Details

Open for admission in 2018/19

Open for admission in 2019/20

Full time Part time
PhD 3 years* 5 years*

* plus writing-up time

Start in January, May or September

Research

Our experts welcome applications from postgraduate students interested in higher degree research across a broad range of topics.

Accounting

Accounting research examines how accounting information is identified, measured, valued, and disclosed. Accounting research also examines how stakeholders use accounting information, the regulatory environment in which the accounting profession operates, the effects of standard setting bodies, and the judgment and decision making of accounting professionals and other organisational stakeholders.

Finance

Our enthusiastic and committed Finance group conducts research on the social, economic, and organisational aspects of financial reporting, corporate finance and governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, banking, risk management, accountability and governance. The group has a particular focus on applied research as many members have professional work experience as well as academic qualifications.

Specific areas of research supervision where applications are welcomed include the following:

  • Taxation
  • Corporate finance, international banking, and performance measurement
  • Corporate finance and corporate governance
  • Management accounting, public sector accounting, accounting issues in developing and emerging economies  

“It’s been really enjoyable studying alongside people from many different cultures. Hull is a beautiful and affordable city in which to live.”

Famara Badijie, MSc Financial Management

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £4,260 (full-time) 
  • Home/EU: £2,130 (part-time)
  • International: £14,000 (full-time)

Please note, the fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

These fees are for all research degree programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit the fees and funding page.

The standard length of a full-time PhD programme is three years, or five years part-time, plus 'writing-up'.

For full-time students, writing up typically takes about three months but may be extended to one year without further paperwork. For part-time students, writing up typically takes one year, but may be extended to two years without further paperwork.

There is a small continuation fee to be paid for the writing-up period. The continuation fee is partly reimbursed, if you submit in less than one year (full-time) or less than two years (part-time).

For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities.

The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme.

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The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help.

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The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential.

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Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chain to slavery.

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Entry requirements

You should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent).

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.