The Department of Accountancy and Finance has a strong track record of PhD supervison. In the Research Assessment Exercise results of 2008, 80% of research in Business and Management (including Accountancy and Finance) was judged to be of international quality. The Department has particular strength in applied finance and the application of financial modelling to current issues in finance, with an emphasis on volatility, financial and macroeconomic stability/regulation and the links between macroeconomics and finance. The Department's Postgraduate Research Convenor is Professor Clare Roberts. We offer supervision in the following areas:
Applicants for the PhD should have prior training in appropriate research methods at postgraduate level. Applicants with a good honours degree in finance or a related subject may instead be accepted for the MRes (Finance) degree that may be taken over 1 year full time. This degree qualifies students to progress into the doctoral programme. The doctoral programme is a recognised programme of the ESRC in the UK.
The University of Aberdeen is a member institution of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). 1+3 and +3 doctoral studentships are available in Economics, Business and Management, Accountancy and Finance and Real Estate under the Scottish ESRC DTC: Research Council Awards - ESRC. Other sources of funding may also be available: Graduate School Funding Database.