• Bachelors degree with Honours, First or Upper Second (2:1) Class
  • Jan 2023
  • Sep 2023
  • Jan 2024
  • Apr 2024
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • 72 Months
  • 3 Years
  • Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Buckingham
  • Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree with Honours (to UK standard) of  First or Upper Second (2:1) Class.

    Applicants are also expected to hold a relevant Masters degree in finance, accounting or a cognate subject area. Normally we require performance at a distinction level, including any dissertation component or equivalent carried out. Professional qualifications other than a Bachelors Degree and/or relevant and appropriate experience may be taken into account for entry to a PhD programme. Professional qualifications are examined on their merits and may strengthen the case for entry.

    English Language Requirement

    • IELTS: 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)
    • TOEFL: 100 internet-based or 623 paper-based (with a minimum of 22 in each component – internet based).
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 66 (with a minimum of 58 in each component)

    Selection process

    All applicants are interviewed by prospective supervisors or appropriate academic members of staff. This also provides an opportunity for the applicant to discuss their project proposal. For applicants in the UK, they are invited to attend the interview in person and for international applicant, it may not be possible for you to visit in person, so the admissions tutor may arrange for the interview be conducted by Microsoft Teams, email or phone.

    Research Proposals

    Applications should be accompanied by a 3000- word research proposal outlining a brief introduction of the specific area of study, referring to the current state of knowledge (i.e. what research has been done to date) and any recent debates on the subject, research philosophy and desirable methodology to be applied along with the completion plan.