Accounting and Finance

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Run by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available PhD
Programme length Four years full-time;
seven years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date Most students will start in October 2019, however other dates can be considered.

Programme overview

Research is central to the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol. The most recent UK-wide research assessment, REF2014, rated 78 per cent of the school's research in business and management as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Fees for 2019/20

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£4,300
UK/EU: part-time
£2,150
Overseas: full-time
£17,100
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£9,300

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2019/20

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also be interested in applying for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class or first-class honours degree in a related subject (or equivalent qualification), and a master's degree in a related subject either attained or underway at the time of application.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Research groups

The main research themes reflect the interests of staff members. The particular strengths of the department lie in applied financial econometrics, empirical finance, financial reporting and auditing, management accounting, public sector accounting and accounting for sustainability.

Details of the current research and supervision interests of individual members of staff are available on the school website.

When writing the research statement to accompany your application, the primary requirement is to define and situate your research within an academic/disciplinary context. You should remember that people in the academic community are the main audience or readership for postgraduate research. This means that you will need to identify: 
1. The research questions or problems that you intend to address; 
2. The research context for your project/programme of work; 
3. The methods you think you will use to pursue the key questions
4. Two potential supervisors for your research – please refer to the staff profiles as listed by research group/interest.

In considering your application, significant weight will be given to the extent to which you can demonstrate a clearly thought out and specific interest in research and how this would fit into the wider context of research undertaken in the department.

Careers

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare for a career in research.

Staff profiles

Banking

Dr Sonny Biswas, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Piotr Danisewicz, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Tobias Dieler, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Fabiana Gomez, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Balint Horvath, (Lecturer in Finance)

Professor Klaus Schaeck, (Professor of Banking and Finance)

Corporate Finance

Professor Daniella Acker, (Professor of Finance and Accounting)

Dr Paula Hill, (Reader in Finance)

Dr Kirak Kim, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Adriana Korczak, (Senior Lecturer in Accounting)

Dr Piotr Korczak Reader in Finance

Professor Neslihan Ozkan Professor of Finance

Dr Fangming Xu Senior Lecturer in Finance

Financial Markets

Professor Daniella Acker, (Professor of Finance and Accounting)

Professor George Bulkley, (Emeritus Professor, Professor of Financial Economics)

Dr Tobias Dieler, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Sylvain Friederich Senior Lecturer in Finance

Dr Paula Hill, (Reader in Finance)

Dr Piotr Korczak Reader in Finance

Dr Mirco Rubin, (Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Evarist Stoja, (Reader in Finance)

Professor Nick Taylor, (Professor of Financial Economics)

Dr Fangming Xu, (Senior Lecturer in Finance)

Dr Liyi Zheng, (Lecturer in Finance)

Financial Reporting and Accountability

Professor Mark Clatworthy, (Professor of Accounting)

Professor Stuart Cooper, (Professor of Accounting and Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance)

Professor Sheila Ellwood, (Professor of Financial Reporting)

Dr Tuan Ho, (Lecturer in Finance and Accounting)

Professor Michael Jones, (Professor of Financial Reporting)

Dr Adriana Korczak, (Senior Lecturer in Accounting)

Dr Mariano Scapin Lecturer in Accounting

Dr Ruby Trinh, (Lecturer in Accounting)

Dr Chinyere Uche, (Lecturer in Accounting)

Management Accounting

Professor Chris Chapman, (Professor of Management Accounting)

Professor David Dugdale, (Emeritus Professor of Management Accounting)

Professor Sheila Ellwood, (Professor of Financial Reporting)

Dr Stephen Lyne, (Senior Academic Fellow)

Ms Emma Pugh, (Lecturer in Management Accounting)

Dr Hiroyuki Suzuki Lecturer in Management Accounting

Dr Chinyere Uche, (Lecturer in Accounting)

How to apply
Application deadline:

Applications will be considered in four rounds, with Round 1 closing on 30 November 2018; Round 2 on 1 February 2019 and Round 3 on 26 April 2019. The Round 4 deadline will be confirmed shortly, but it is anticipated to be early in July 2019.

Applicants wishing to be considered for ESRC funding or China Scholarship Council funding should check the relevant websites for 2019/20 funding deadlines.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • Business and Management Studies:
  • 24% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 54% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 22% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 0% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email: efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
8 Woodland Road
Bristol
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