Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Business and Law
Do you want to advance or change your career, deepen your expertise in a topic, or expand your research and practical skills?
With a PhD or other postgraduate research degree in Accounting, Finance and Banking you will:
We can supervise a broad range of projects within Accounting, Finance and Banking. Our areas of expertise include:
We undertake innovative and applied research that aims to make sense of the key challenges facing contemporary business and society. Our research is collaborative and action-oriented: we work with businesses, communities and policy makers in order to shape and understand local, national and international economies.
Postgraduate researchers form an integral part of this dynamic and creative research culture. You will benefit from an extensive programme of research training, designed to develop your subject-specific and transferable skills. You will also have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of seminars, symposiums and networking events to expand your intellectual horizons.
You will be a member of our new Future Economies research centre that aims to address the key challenges facing business in the 21st century. Manchester Met is also home to other major interdisciplinary research projects, including:
The majority of our students start their courses in October. We offer a further start point in January.
To date, our graduates are engaged in academic careers in universities around the globe, and hold senior strategic posts contributing to the sustainability of international economies and professional communities.
This course is research based. You will independently conduct research into your own topic or a topic that we advertise. Your supervisory team will offer expert guidance throughout your studies and review work in progress.
Each year, you will follow a programme of training and development to enhance your research methods, subject-matter expertise and professional skills.
In your first year (or first two years if you are part-time) you will take four, compulsory, credit-based courses as part of our Doctoral Research Training programme.
Please refer to our Fees page for more information about tuition fees.
Each year we offer a number of competitive scholarships to support high quality research projects. Current scholarship opportunities in Business are advertised on our site.
You should, as a minimum, have a first or 2.1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification.
International students must demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability (IELTS 7.0).
We welcome interest from applicants from non-standard backgrounds. We will take subject knowledge, professional experience, publications, or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment into consideration.
See more about our standard entry requirements.
Before applying for a research degree, you should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff about your project and ideas. To arrange this, please email Dr Katarzyna Werner, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Postgraduate Research Degrees Lead for the School of Accounting, Finance and Banking.
For further information on the application process, contact the Admissions team email@example.com, +44 (0)161 247 2966
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online using the link below. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Before you apply, you should discuss your project with a member of academic staff. You should also complete the Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information form which you will then upload to the ‘Student documents’ section of the application form. This collects key information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.