If you love numbers and working out financial transactions involved in a growing business this programme will allow you to gain the skills required to work at top level in the accounting area. You work out profitability and how to gain competitive advantage in financial terms, and you help a business to understand financial issues. From a solid grounding you can progress and work globally.

The Accountancy group is a very active research group that focuses in particular on the broadly defined areas of financial accounting including international accounting, public sector accounting and critical perspectives on management accounting.

Accountancy staff also foster collaborative interdisciplinary and international research which further strengthens its research base. Staff regularly visit universities in Europe, USA and elsewhere as well as hosting visiting staff and seminars.

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Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Degree Qualification
MPhil or PhD

Our Experts

Head of School
Mr Mark Whittington
PhD Coordinator
Dr Chandana Alawattage

Entry Requirements

To apply for this programme must have at least a good Honours degree in Accountancy or a related subject and must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution.

If English is not your first language you must also show evidence of attaining standards in English. Details of English language criteria can be found at

The taught component of these programmes comprise a seminar series and discipline-based courses in research or subject specific courses, as appropriate for the individual student, delivered as part of the Graduate Business School taught programmes.


The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

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Graduates go into Public and Private Sector Accounting and Management, Fund Management, Stockbroking, Investment Analysis, Banking and Financial Services. Many also continue to develop their career in Academia internationally.

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Contact Details

Business School
University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building
Dunbar Street
AB24 3QY