MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
Our research strengths are focused in a number of groups or themes. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. There are opportunities for research students to study in any of the disciplines outlined below.
Researchers in accounting mainly cluster around two main areas: firstly governance and ethics and second, accounting history.
The AGES group (accountability, governance, ethics and sustainability) undertakes research projects unified by the overarching theme of accountability. It has enjoyed recent funding support from a number of external bodies including ACCA, ESRC and EPSRC. It has a strong group of PhD students, including home and international candidates, and a number of strong and active international links.
Specific areas of research expertise include:
Our PhD programmes also form part of the Finance and Economics pathway of the North East Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), which is funded and accredited by the ESRC and run jointly by the universities of Newcastle and Durham. This is a collaborative centre for world-class postgraduate research and training in the social sciences, which offers students a wealth of opportunities to work with leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines and benefit from high-quality training and state-of-the-art resources at both universities. For more information about these research opportunities, please see our Economics MPhil, PhD entry.
More information about our academic staff can be found on the School’s website.
There is an extensive research training programme at both the subject-specific level and generic level. At the generic level, the University's Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School provides a full range of research training in professional/key skills, bibliographical techniques, and quantitative and qualitative methods.
An upper second-class Honours degree and preferably a Masters or an international equivalent in a relevant subject.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.5 in written English, 6.5 in speaking, and a minimum 6.0 in all other sub skills.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can often provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year, although funding deadlines do apply. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
There are two possible start dates for your research degree:
However, these dates are not mandatory and in some circumstances permission can be granted for alternative start dates.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1580
This programme is within the subject area of Finance and Accounting.