London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MPhil/PhD Accounting


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The PhD in Accounting is a formally structured PhD programme and has received research training recognition from the ESRC. The programme aims to produce students whose research is of the highest international quality, and is designed to provide a comprehensive training in theoretical and empirical research in accounting. The student’s individual programme of study is designed in collaboration with the supervisor, to reflect the specific needs and interests of the students. In the first year, you will normally take a course on accounting, organisations and institutions, together with a research methods course. In addition, you will take up to two further taught courses in areas of relevance to your proposed research. In the second year, you may exceptionally take a further taught course in order to develop core research skills and knowledge. Department specialisms include: European and international dimensions of accounting, the debate around audit and financial regulation, comparative and historical studies of financial accounting and reporting, and the economics and politics of accounting standard setting and harmonisation, many others.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 603
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