MPhil and PhD Opportunities
Accounting, Economics and Finance
Postgraduate Research in Accounting, Economics and Finance.
With an excellent reputation for research, our recent projects have received funding from ICAEW and from CIMA. We are currently exploring financial reporting, audit, corporate governance, accounting education, strategic management, international macroeconomics, monetary policy and environmental economics.
Finance Research Group
The Finance Research Group is a round-table open academic discussion among members of staff with multiple research interests in finance and financial economics. It's a platform for fresh and innovative ideas, for new research venues and productive collaboration. The group have a solid knowledge of quantitative methods that are used to estimate, forecast and test theories of finance and financial economics, collaborating with both UK-based and overseas researchers in developing joint research projects.
Economics Research Group
The Economics Research Group undertakes research into a rich variety of topics including microeconomic level analysis of individual or household decision making and patterns of consumption, specific industry and market studies, global macroeconomic and monetary interactions.
Gate-To-Plate Research Group
The Gate-To-Plate Research Group brings together the skills and expertise of a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the Business School of the University of Portsmouth. This ranges from accounting, agricultural and environmental economics to executive information systems (EIS) and Business Intelligence.
How to apply
To apply for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll need a good first degree from an internationally-recognised university or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. We'll also consider outstanding applicants with exceptional equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
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The University will provide you with the opportunity and the ability to do a challenging PhD that excites you whilst being part of a diverse and rewarding community in an inspiring and nurturing environment.
Mustafa Ozer, Economics and Finance Student
MPhil: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
PhD: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
By Publication: 1 year part-time
Start date: October/February
A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
- MPhil/PhD Fees*
MPhil full time and part time courses are eligible for the Government Postgraduate Loan
PhD full time and part time courses are eligible for the Government Doctoral Loan
Home/EU/CI full-time students: £4,260 p/a*
Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,130 p/a*
International full-time students: £14,000 p/a*
International part-time students: £7,000 p/a*
*All fees are subject to annual increase
- By Publication Fees*
Members of staff: £1,550 p/a*
External Candidates: £4,260 p/a*
*All fees are subject to annual increase.
Accounting and Financial Management
Research areas include:
- Financial reporting
- Corporate governance
- Accounting education
- Strategic management accounting
Research areas include:
- Financial economics
- Exchange rates and international finance
- Banking and intermediation
- Behavioural finance and financial anomalies
Research areas include:
- International macroeconomics
- Social Policy
- Development economics
- Cultural economics
Facilities & Features
You will benefit from web, email or phone access to many of our facilities and services. Our student website will be your one-stop shop for all news, information and links to other services, and 24/7 online access to the University Library’s vast electronic book, journal and database collections will help you find the right resources for your research.
We have invested heavily in open access computer suites across campus and working spaces with high-spec PCs (multimedia and CAD), Macs and printing facilities. There is also more specialised software and equipment available such as large format printing and audio-visual equipment. Should you need any assistance, there are specialist technicians on hand to support you in using the facilities.
From the moment you join us, you will be supported by the University's Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team. You will be invited to a two-day induction, helping you to get the most from our facilities and be part of our thriving research community. You can also extend your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.
Modern, comfortable and a great learning environment, our library offers a wealth of information including 400,000 books, DVDs, maps and thousands of online ejournals and newspapers. Many electronic resources are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
Careers & Opportunities
One of the benefits of studying at Portsmouth is the comprehensive support we provide in career planning. Our careers and recruitment service - Purple Door - can assist you in career research and finding employment opportunities.
The Graduate School Development Programme offers a series of dedicated workshops on career planning, specifically for research degree students. You will also have access to consultations with careers advisers or online support. This service is available for five years after graduation.
Doctoral graduates are highly-skilled researchers that make an impact in a range of sectors. They benefit from high employment rates and, on average, earn more than holders of undergraduate and Masters degrees. A doctorate demonstrates to employers that you are intelligent, capable and motivated, and that you have advanced technical and research skills.
In addition to supervision from experts in the field, you will be supported to become an internationally employable doctoral graduate. You will also develop skills that are desirable to employers including critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.