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Accounting and Finance PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Accounting Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The Accounting and Finance Section at Cardiff Business School has an established and expanding worldwide reputation for conducting high quality theoretical and empirical research in accounting and finance and related fields. We offer a full range of expertise, but the following areas are of particular strength: Interdisciplinary perspectives on accounting; Management accounting and control; Historical development of accounting; Financial reporting and business communication; Professions and Professionalisation; Accounting, auditing and finance in emerging economies, especially china; Public sector accounting; Asset pricing; Corporate finance; Empirical finance; Financial econometrics; International finance; Corporate governance. We enable students to gain advanced knowledge of the theoretical and empirical research methods in accounting and finance; acquire in-depth training to conduct accounting and finance research at the highest international quality; develop critical and analytical skills, which are not only useful for further academic work, but are also attractive to consultancy firms and financial institutions. The PhD programme will prepare you either for a career as a leading academic scholar or to excel in business practitioning or senior public policy decision making.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 4 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To be confirmed