PhD Accounting and Finance: The University of Manchester

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PhD Accounting and Finance: The University of Manchester, Postgraduate Research Programmes Office, Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester M15 6PB, Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 Years Full-Time, 6 Years Part-Time
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Course description

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a course of supervised research, the results of which show evidence of originality and independent critical judgement and constitute an addition to knowledge.

Providing robust and systematic research training is a core strength of our PhD programme. To be able to take full advantage of the training opportunities that are offered students should reside in or within commuting distance from Manchester. We strongly encourage any students who do not reside locally to enrol full-time.

Career opportunities

They have a tradition of producing high quality doctoral research. Many of their graduates hold academic positions in top universities around the world. They are strongly committed to creating a research community in which young researchers can thrive and develop their skills and they view all their doctoral students as potential research stars of the future.

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview:

Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree with Honours (to UK standard) of First or Upper Second (2:1) Class, and a Masters degree (to UK standard) with results of 60% or above (grade B or above; GPA 3 or above). [Please note: Due to variations in the grading structures of international institutions, higher results may be required than stated here].

Professional qualifications other than a Bachelors Degree and/or relevant and appropriate experience may be taken into account for entry to a PhD programme.

English language:

If you are from one of the following countries and your first language is English, you will not be required to undertake the IELTS/TOEFL test: UK; Republic of Ireland; Channel Islands; Isle of Man; Gibraltar; Malta; United States of America; Canada (excluding Quebec); Australia; New Zealand; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Bermuda; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Grenada; Jamaica; Montserrat; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; St. Kitts & Nevis; Trinidad & Tobago; US Virgin Islands.

You will also be exempt if you are a current student of, OR have graduated from, a UK institution or country where English is the first language (see the above list) within the last five years.

Minimum score required: IELTS 7 or TOEFL 623 (paper-based) / 106 (internet-based)

In exceptional cases, IELTS 6.5 (TOEFL 594 pbt/ 97 ibt) will be considered if you can demonstrate exceptional academic achievement.

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