The Accounting group’s research strengths range from accounting change to accounting education, and from performance measurement to financial accounting, using both quantitative and qualitative research techniques. The group has a particular interest in public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailormade reading groups to complete their background preparation in accounting.
- Entry requirements
- Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).
- English language requirements
- An IELTS* score of of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in any component is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.
- Tuition fees
- £16,950 / ¥154,229
Queen’s Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses.
Students regularly attend the School’s various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.
Particular research strengths include:
- Accounting and performance measurement in multinational companies
- Accounting quality and corporate governance
- Accruals accounting in public sector organisations
- Ethics and accounting education
- Governance in charities
- Management/accounting change in the public sector
- Performance measurement/ management in charities
- Performance measurement/management in public sector organisations
- Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
- Short-termism and corporate governance
- Use of the case study approach in accounting education
- 3 years
In its analysis of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen’s Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management schools for research intensity.
Staff members are published in top ranked academic journals, regularly attract competitive research funding, act as journal editors and sit on the editorial advisory boards of journals.
The School has a proven track-record of placing its PhD graduates in tenure track research and teaching posts at top universities in the UK and elsewhere.
At any one time the School can have up to 60 students undertaking a PhD.
The mix of international students and staff is very diverse with representation from Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, Great Britain, United States, and Zimbabwe.
Great effort is made to provide graduate students with the research competencies to undertake innovative and scholarly work in their chosen fields.
Queen’s Management School is committed to the continuous improvement and enhancement of all of its degree programmes. New modules may be developed and included to replace or enhance those which are mentioned here.
Students participate actively in the research seminars of the School and University, attend conferences and participate in external academic networks.
Teaching opportunities are commonly made available for doctoral researchers to provide further experience and learning so as to best prepare students for a career in leading higher education institutes.
PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building with state-of-the-art facilities.
Our PhD programmes can either be self-funded or funded through various bursaries and scholarships, which will be advertised on the School’s website.