The course

Full-time, Part-time
Course type
Entry date


  • Contact

    SoSS Research and Knowledge Exchange Office

  • Telephone

    +44(0) 131 451 4454

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Our Accounting research looks at the relationship between the accounting profession, governance and society and explores the nature and purpose of accounting institutions and practices, with a view to improving social well-being and stimulating greater accountability.

A key part of this is our Accounting Research Centre (ARC) which explores these areas of interest from a variety of perspectives, including Arab and Islamic contexts, historical analysis, gender issues, public sector contexts and interdisciplinary approaches.

ARC's work covers a diverse range of research linked by the common thread of the continuing and significantly growing influential role that accounting plays in the functioning of modern society.

Programme duration

Normally 3 years.


Research projects

Accounting research is based around the following four broad areas:

  • The Accounting Profession
  • Governance and Society
  • Accountability
  • Globalisation

We welcome enquiries and applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD studies in these areas.