Exploring accounting practice, education, theory, regulation, and profession; and their organisational, social, environmental, and political implications.

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The Accountancy group is a very active research group that focuses in particular on the broadly defined areas of:

  • International financial accounting
  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Corporate governance and regulation
  • Accounting education
  • Accounting history
  • Management accounting
  • Public-sector accounting
  • Healthcare accounting
  • Critical perspectives on accounting.

Our Research

Accountancy staff foster collaborative interdisciplinary and international research which further strengthens its research base.

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Entry Requirements

To apply for this programme you 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

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Accounting, Society and the Environment (ASE)

Annual Research Workshop Accounting, Society and the Environment (ASE), organised by Professor Audrey Paterson.


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. A number of Accounting PhDs from Aberdeen are now working in reputed universities across the world and continue to be active in their research endeavours.

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University of Aberdeen
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