Our Finance and Accounting PhD programme in London aims to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice. You will gain skills to succeed in a knowledge-intensive environment and to open greater depth to your professional and personal life.
We organise our research into 15 research centres and groups. Each centre involves externally funded research and international collaborations. Our doctoral students are also actively involved in these groups. Researchers in accounting mainly cluster around two main areas:
- governance and ethics
- accounting history
The Accounting, Governance and Accountability (AGA) research group undertakes research projects unified by the overarching theme of accountability. We have enjoyed recent funding support from a number of external bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Specific areas of research expertise include:
- corporate reporting
- business ethics
- corporate philanthropy
- social and environmental accounting
- sustainability and social measurement
- third sector accountability
- accounting history
There are opportunities for you to study in any of these disciplines.
Our strong community of PhD students, includes home and international candidates, and a number of strong and active international links.
Throughout the academic year, the School holds a number of events on campus to which all students are invited. Events are topical, co-presented with experts in the City. The sessions provide a great opportunity for you to network with national and multinational organisations, alumni and peers.
You will be supervised by a member of the Newcastle University London team. In most cases you will also receive co-supervision from a member of the Newcastle University Business School team. This is to ensure that you gain the benefit of our staff expertise from both campuses.
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown and we are one of only 20 to have these accreditations in the UK.
Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.
Newcastle University London is an industry immersive campus at the heart of the City of London. It brings the research active environment of a Russell Group University and creates a community of scholars that believe and practice the civic values of Newcastle University. Newcastle University London is well placed in the capital to facilitate collaborative links between business and industry across the City, and the policy makers within Westminster.
Our facilities provide:
- a Research Hub with hot-desks, secure storage areas, a quiet space for study, and an on-site Research Co-ordinator
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including breakout spaces at the campus
- lecture theatres and seminar rooms, all providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a Learning Resource Centre with physical and digital resources, and links to those at Newcastle University
- a contemporary café
In the news
Newcastle University Business School has joined the ranks of the global elite after receiving the triple crown from the world's leading accreditation bodies.
published on: 24 September 2015
We are one of the most powerful research universities in the country and the most powerful in the North East - REF 2014.
published on: 15 February 2017
Newcastle University has been ranked 127th in the QS World University Rankings 2014-15, up from our position of 129 in last year's survey.
published on: 4 January 2016
Training & Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career.
You will take part in our research training programme across our:
- London City Campus
- Newcastle University Doctoral Training Suite in Newcastle
- partner Universities in London
Our purpose built doctoral Training Suite in Newcastle has excellent facilities, including computer access to specialist software required for doctoral research in the social sciences and humanities.
The programme provides a community made up of postgraduate social sciences and humanities students and staff. It is a unique blend of cross-disciplinary and generic researcher development training. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing a solid basis for doctoral study.
Although your focus will be on your specialist study, our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. We have nurtured a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and supportive environment where staff and students from across the world can come together and share their research experiences.
You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, which accredits the core foundation modules on the training programme.
Postgraduate Research Student Support
Our award winning Research Student Support Team is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. The team can help and advise you on a variety of issues from registration to producing your transcripts.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £4,540
Part time: £2,270
Full time: £12,680
Update: If you’re an EU student you will pay the UK (Home) rate of tuition fees for the full duration of your course, if you start in 2016 or 2017.
Newcastle University London has a range of academic scholarships for talented students.
A 2:1 honours degree and a merit master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
If you don't have a master's degree there is a wide range of courses for you to choose from in Newcastle University Business School.
To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements:
Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills)
If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.
The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.
Pre-sessional English Language Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Language Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry:Not accepted
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO London Centre.
How to Apply
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course, but funding deadlines may apply.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.