Research in Business, Management and Accounting (MRes/MPhil/PhD)

Research in Business, Management and Accounting

1. Overview

Research activities underpin our teaching and further enhance the quality and relevance of our courses.

Aberdeen Business School offers a supportive and stimulating research environment.  Research is central to the vision of the university and, consistent with this, a thriving research culture has been developed within Business, Management and Accounting with many papers being published in a range of journals.

2. What you will study

 

The University can offer research opportunities in Business, Management and Accounting in the following areas:


Accounting, Finance and Economics

Accounting Profession

Accounting Education

Capital Structure

Corporate Failure

Financial Development and Liberalisation

International Labour Mobility

Market Efficiency

Market Efficiency for Corporate Control

 

Business Management

Corporate Level Decision Making

e-Commerce, e-Business and Information Security

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

Environmental Management and Policy

Green Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Consumption

Growth, Development and Internationalisation of SMEs

Higher Education Management and Internationalisation

International Business and Cross-Cultural Management

IT and SMEs

Management

Research in specific industries such as Telecommunications and

Oil and Gas/Energy

Social Entrepreneurship, Trust and Social Capital



Human Resources

Corporate Social Responsibility within a university/business school context

Organisational Emotions

Sustainable Development

The Relationship between Organisational Aesthetics

 

Marketing

Consumer Behaviour (in particular working with children)

Relationship Marketing

Retail Marketing and IT

Sales and Customer Management

Service Quality

Tourism



Public Policy

Governance, Participation (including interest groups) and Democracy

Social and Public Policy

Transport Policy

 

3. Entry Requirements

 

Normal entry requirements are a first or upper second class honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom, or from an overseas University, or degree equivalent qualification, subject to the approval of Robert Gordon University. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme.

Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants will normally register for an MSc/PhD or MRes/PhD with transfer to PhD dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a Masters degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a PhD, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise.

Any applicant whose first language or language of previous University-level instruction is not English must normally demonstrate competence in English. This should be a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

 

4. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,195 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,520 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £13,260 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,956 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,052 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,435 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,870 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,725 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,996 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,400 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,400 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,440 per academic year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,000 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,200 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,000 per academic year

Part-time

  • £6,600 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £10,625 per academic year

Part-time

  • £6,375 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £ 3,400 year full time
  • £ 2,040 year part time

International Students

  • £10,350 year full time
  • £6,210 year part time

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

5. How to apply

All applications should be made via the University's application form for research students.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by:

  • Two academic references
  • A transcript or mark sheet for all graduate qualifications
  • A draft research proposal, or at least a short summary to indicate the potential area of research (Refer to Section 8 of the Application Form)
  • For applicants whose first language or language of university education is not English -Certificate of English language competency score of IELTS 6.5 in each of the four test components (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). Students who can demonstrate successful completion of tertiary (university or college) studies in a country whose national language is English, may be exempted from this requirement

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(MRes/MPhil/PhD)

Start Date

September/January

Course Length

MSc/MRes - 1 year full-time, 21 months part-time PhD - 3 years full-time, 42 months part-time

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic School
Aberdeen Business School