Accounting and Finance
University of Edinburgh – University of Edinburgh Business School
Considering a PhD with the University of Edinburgh? We’re pleased to offer three scholarships in Accounting and Finance. Any area of study will be considered and listed below are the major areas of current staff research interest.
- Accounting history
- Accounting and consumer society
- Asset Pricing
- Corporate finance
- Corporate governance
- Behavioural finance
- Econometrics of financial markets
- Capital Markets
- Healthcare and social care accounting and accountability
- Initial Public Offerings (IPO)
- Market based accounting research
- Public sector accounting
- Financial accounting
- Management accounting
Applicants will have:
- Outstanding ideas for research at doctoral level with a clear potential to lead to research that is publishable in international journals.
- Possession of a high quality undergraduate and/or masters degree or equivalent qualification.
PhD students at the University of Edinburgh Business School benefit from some of the best financial data resources available anywhere in the UK including WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Datastream, Thomson One Banker, SDC Platinum, Thomson Research, Worldscope, I/B/E/S, Execucomp, FAME, London Share Price Database (LSPD), Osiris, Reuters, etc.
This scholarship scheme provides a valuable opportunity for successful applicants to undertake a package of career development opportunities over the duration of the award. Recipients will be expected to contribute to the School’s teaching and research efforts. Potential tasks include tutoring, group facilitation, marking and conference organisation etc.
The award will be for 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress, at the following rates:
European Union candidates: standard EU tuition fee plus maintenance fee of £14,500 in 2012-13, £15,000 in 2013-14 and £15,500 in 2014-15.
Non-European Union candidates: standard Overseas tuition fee plus maintenance fees as above.
To apply for this scheme, please apply online using the University’s EUCLID application system. Full details of the programme can be found here, including contact details for further information.
In addition to the application form you should supply:
- A letter explaining:
- your reasons for applying
- why you are the ideal person to receive a scholarship
- A research proposal
- Details of two referees
Applications should be made by Friday 25 May 2012. Shortlisted candidates should expect to participate in an interview either in person, by telephone or via Skype. Recipients of the scholarships will be announced by the end of June 2012.
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