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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Finance and Accounting at Newcastle University

Our Finance and Accounting MPhil and PhD programmes aim to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice. The programmes are designed to equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-intensive environment and to open greater depth to your professional and personal life.

Our research is organised into 15 research centres and groups. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. A brief outline of some of the disciplines is outlined below.

Researchers in accounting mainly cluster around two main areas:

  • governance and ethics
  • accounting history

The Accounting, Governance and Accountability (AGA) research group undertakes research projects unified by the overarching theme of accountability. We have enjoyed recent funding support from a number of external bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Specific areas of research expertise include:

  • corporate reporting
  • business ethics
  • corporate philanthropy
  • social and environmental accounting
  • sustainability and social measurement
  • third sector accountability
  • accounting history

There are opportunities for you to study in any of these disciplines. 

Our strong community of PhD students, includes home and international candidates, and a number of strong and active international links.

Networking opportunities

Throughout the academic year, the School holds a number of events on campus to which all students are invited.  Events are topical, and provide great opportunities for you to network with national and multinational organisations, alumni and peers. 

View recordings of previous talks from our Global Experience Speaker Series:

  • Dr Sandip Ghose, Director of NISM Security Exchanges
  • Professor Alberto Trejos, lessons from Costa Rica

Data based on responses from 338 UK, EU and International postgraduate leavers (2011/12, 2012/13) studying in the Newcastle University Business School. See more about what our graduates do.

Accreditation

Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown and we are one of only 20 to have these accreditations in the UK.

Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University, with over 3,100 students representing over 80 nationalities. The School's new location and modern design allows it to:

  • unite world-class research, teaching, enterprise and innovative activities under one roof
  • develop and strengthen relationships between staff and students
  • facilitate collaborative links between the School and the business community

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage  - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/finance-accounting-mphil-phd/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a merit master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

If you don't have a master's degree there is a wide range of courses for you to choose from in Newcastle University Business School.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills) 

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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