PhD Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management Studies and Marketing

About This Course

The PhD programme in the Business School at Bangor has been described by external experts as ’second to none in the UK’. Our role of PhD throughput is amongst the highest in the UK and we have ESRC recognition for our research training (MSc to PhD) in Management and Business as well as Economics. Our current and recent PhD students are a lively and friendly community. Their areas of research interest are as diverse and interesting as their backgrounds.

PhD Pathways

We have four exciting PhD pathways which link to our research themes and clusters. You can find out more about each of our pathways below. Each link provides specific information on topics that are of current interest to our staff as well as the staff that have current availability to supervise you in these areas. Don’t forget that you can find more information about our staff by looking at their individual staff profile which also has more possible PhD topics provided.

PhD pathway in accounting
PhD pathway in consumer behaviour
PhD pathway in credit and uncertainty
PhD pathway in financial services

Programme Length

A PhD degree is usually 3 years full-time, or 5-6 years part-time. Candidates are expected to present the results of their research in a 100,000-word thesis which represents a significant original contribution to knowledge in the subject area studied, and to undergo a viva voce examination.

An MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degree is usually 2 years full-time, or 3 years part-time. Candidates must successfully complete an approved programme of supervised research, and present their results in a thesis of up to 60,000 words.

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£18,500 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time