Postgraduate

Finance and Accounting PhD (London campus)

Finance and Accounting PhD (London campus)

PhD - full time: minimum 36 months, part time: minimum 72 months

Profile

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.


Your course during COVID-19

Whilst things will not be the same when you join us in September, this course page is intended to give you insight into what to expect from your course and your learning experience for the duration of your degree.

We have updated all course information where there are specific changes in the first semester.

Facilities

Most of our student services are now available online. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, we'll be opening up our on-campus facilities as soon as it is safe to do so, so that you can get the best out of your studies.

Your learning experience

Your teaching will be a mixture of online and in-person on-campus teaching. In semester one, as a result of physical distancing requirements, all lecture materials will be delivered online along with many tutorials, workshops and labs.

Our aim, if Government guidance allows us, is to deliver up to three hours of labs, seminars and tutorial teaching in-person on campus where this is possible and safe to do so. We'll review this regularly and plan to return to full in-person, on-campus teaching in semester two if restrictions allow.

If you’re studying for an MRes, MMus or MLitt programme, the number of hours may vary from this. For more information, please contact your supervisor or academic school.

Assessment

In semester one, we will not be running face-to-face, on-campus examinations. We will instead use different approaches to assessment. These will test and support your learning.

Field trips

We will be running some but not all of our planned field trips. Some of those that do run, will be run virtually. For those that do not run, we will be offering alternative learning activities. These learning activities will give you the opportunity to achieve the same learning.

Work placements

There may be some restrictions on work placement opportunities. 

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University 2020 study experience.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.


About our programmes

We aren’t currently accepting any new applications to our PhD programmes in London. This applies to prospective applications for 2019 and 2020 entry.

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.

Networking opportunities

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. 

Research supervisors

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.

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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.

Research training

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

2019-2020 fees

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

The fees displayed here are per year.

PhD

UK

Full time: £4,327
Part time: £2,164

EU

Full time: £4,327
Part time: £2,164

International

Full time: £16,500

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Scholarships

Newcastle University London has a range of academic scholarships for talented students.

Entry Requirements

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.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

We aren’t currently accepting any new applications to our PhD programmes in London. This applies to prospective applications for 2019 and 2020 entry.

You need to submit a research proposal with your application. Read our guidelines for producing a research proposal (PDF: 41.5KB) from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Graduate School.

Start dates

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.

Deposit

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.

Contact

Newcastle University London
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 5503
Email: pgadmissions@ncl.ac.uk

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