Accounting and finance PhD and research degrees

Find a PhD in accounting and finance. Learn about about our research and entry requirements for research degrees.

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Accounting and finance academics are based within the School of Business.

Our main research interests are:

  • Accounting Education
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Markets
  • Critical and Social Analysis of Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management and Management Accounting
  • Social and Environmental Accounting

In 2016, we revitalised our mission for research and knowledge exchange in Business. This mission aligns closely with the interdisciplinary and transformative University of Dundee research agenda.

PhD opportunities in the School of Business

Propose your own PhD topic

If you want to propose your PhD topic, you can use the contact details below to contact a staff member to discuss your proposal.

How to write your best postgraduate research proposal

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (overall) Reading Listening Speaking Writing
6.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0

We also accept other English language qualifications

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don't meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.

Accounting and Finance PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2024/25 £4,786
per year of study
per year of study

Tuition fee per year of study (subject to a 3% annual increase for Scottish/Rest of UK students and a 5% annual increase for International students).

Part time study, where available, is charged on a pro-rata basis.

Scottish/Rest of UK fee status annual increase

Each year, UKRI sets a recommended fee and stipend level for Scottish/Rest of UK students, which we use as the basis for fees charged to this group.

UKRI usually increases its fee and stipend levels in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator. 

Therefore, the Scottish/Rest of UK fees detailed in this table for 2025/26 (and beyond) can only be estimated according to the typical increase. 

The fee charged to you may differ, though only slightly, from the figure given.

Apply for a research degree

You can apply for a PhD or other postgraduate research degree using our Direct Application System.

We have three start dates per academic year.

PhD Accounting & Finance (3 years)

PhD Accounting & Finance (4 years)

MAcc by Research Accountancy & Business Finance

Business (non-graduating) (research)

Disabled students

The University of Dundee welcomes applications from disabled students.


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