London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The Department of Accounting offers a PhD programme that has received recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This programme offers two tracks which offer comprehensive training in different approaches to research in accounting. Track 1 is devoted to the study of interrelationships between accounting, organisations and institutions. Track 2 primarily examines accounting and financial reporting issues from an Economics perspective. To be considered for admission, you should have a substantial academic background in accounting or a cognate area (for example, sociology and economic history for track 1, or economics and quantitative methods for track 2). The Department has a very strong research culture that includes an active seminar programme and a programme of distinguished visitors. It also has close links with the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR). Doctoral students become members of an integrated community of researchers, interacting and working with some of the leading academics in Accounting.

Doctoral students are encouraged, at an early stage in their research training, to participate in appropriate international workshops and colloquia. You will be encouraged to present your work at, or attend, conferences relevant to your area of research. You will also be offered the opportunity to gain teaching experience, with appropriate training, in a way that is complementary to your research and enables you to acquire transferable skills in areas such as communication, understanding and explaining issues and ideas, organisation, prioritisation, teamwork and leadership. Graduates from the Department?s doctoral programme have successfully secured positions with renowned academic institutions.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019, 2019-SEP-30: 30 September 2019 (Track 2 students are required to begin pre-sessional course in August). Duration: 3 - 4 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a merit in a taught master's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 7.0, Speaking 6.5).