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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Accounting

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The research is hugely varied, with strengths including: management control, capital markets accounting, accounting for sustainability, taxation and corporate governance and auditing. Researchers include experts in experimental economics and the application of agent-based modelling, and we conduct research into computable general equilibrium. The Centre has also pioneered the use of online experiments in collaboration with market-research companies to target specific sectors of the population. The skills and expertise that you build now are fundamental to your continuing professional development (CPD), and will be part of your toolset throughout your working life, whether academic or elsewhere. We’re also very keen that you should consider taking part in the University's Postgraduate Researchers' Programme which offers training in a wide range of generic and transferable skills in key areas such as research management, personal effectiveness, communication skills, networking, team-working, and career management. It’s great if you can enter the programme with research training and experience of research at Masters Level, but we don’t expect you to be the finished article. You’ll get together straight away with your supervisor to identify your training needs, and you’ll both monitor and adapt them as your research develops and new challenges emerge. In the first year of your PhD study the appropriate department(s) in the Business School will specify discipline and subject-specific training which may be methods training, research philosophy, or thematic modules to upgrade your knowledge of the subject. You may be asked simply to attend some modules; you may be required to pass others that are vital to your doctoral studies. You’ll also need to attend staff-postgraduate seminars addressed by visiting speakers and School staff and you’ll present your research to fellow students and academic staff at our annual research conference or a similar event. This is a key opportunity to get feedback from staff and fellow students on your research, as well as giving you the chance to enhance your presentation skills. Successful presentation is a criterion of upgrade from MPhil to PhD status. The Business School provides research students with many opportunities to develop skills in teaching, and other academic and non-academic employment, and actively supports students who wish to take on ad-hoc or part time work during their studies.

Different course options

Full time | Streatham Campus | 3 years | APR-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

APR-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,320

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will need a good first degree (i.e. at least the equivalent of an Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a UK university) in the relevant subject, and a taught Masters degree in the discipline is normally required. Students with ESRC-accredited Masters degrees are especially welcome to apply, as are those with merit or distinction-level qualifications. Masters degrees should be in a subject relevant to the proposed research, and it is particularly advantageous if research methods and techniques as well as independent research (e.g. dissertation or project) featured prominently in the curriculum. If students don't yet have a Masters degree but are wishing to undertake research they may be offered a place on one of the School's taught MRes, MSc or MA programmes instead of direct +3 entry.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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