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Members of staff are always happy to discuss possible Phd and MPhil research programmes in Accounting with suitably qualified graduates. Research should normally be related to one of the main areas of research of the department. Grants from Research Councils and other sources which can help you secure a funded research place may be available through the department, although these are allocated on a competitive basis.
Typical Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements 2:1 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent.
English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent
Other Requirements Applicants should submit a full research proposal at the point of applicationBack to the top
At the School of Management and Business we’re committed to attracting talented scholars at all levels to contribute to the academic vitality and research profile of the school.
We welcome research proposals relating to Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing and Enterprise since these represent significant areas of our research expertise.
Furthermore, our Masters programmes in Finance have been especially designed to offer a research training option, to prepare students for progression onto a PhD.
You will need:
- A minimum of at least an upper second class honours degree
- Either a relevant Masters degree or a commitment to study advanced study modules within your chosen discipline
- Research experience or a commitment to study the Research Training modules
You will also need one of the following in order to meet the English language entry requirements for admission onto a PhD research programme
- GCSE English
- IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent English language qualification)
Research Facilities and Resources
The School of Management and Business provides all research students with a shared office and access to networked IT facilities. SMB maintains a subscription to Data Stream and supports major statistical and econometric software packages. We warmly encourage all our research students to attend our weekly research seminar and the occasional research away-days. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the Aberystwyth University subject colloquia which meets each year in early spring.
Unless you’ve already completed a Masters course with a recognised research training element, you’ll be required to complete the Social Science Research Training Programme at SMB. This will enable you to develop excellence in research techniques in order to successfully complete your PhD.
You may also be required to undertake additional advanced study modules in your chosen discipline.