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University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £15,500 per year
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Our MRes Accounting is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia. It is the ideal first step if you hope to progress to doctoral studies, such as PhD.

We equip you with the skills and knowledge to appreciate the depth and breadth of accounting theories and techniques and apply these within a social science context. The content of our course is a direct response to requirements for, and suggested improvements in, research training laid down by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

You deepen your thinking about accounting and develop a broader understanding of the changing roles and perception of accounting within an ever-changing social context.

You develop knowledge and understanding of:

- research skills, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches
- theoretical stances underpinning different approaches to research
- how to design a research proposal, including construction of research questions and/or hypotheses
- launching and managing a research project, including data collection, analysis and interpretation

You study at Essex Business School, ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence and research intensity (REF, 2014). In addition, 75% of our research was deemed world leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014).

Programme structure

Year 1

Management Accounting (optional)
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods: Empirical Explorations of the Contemporary Workplace
Research Evaluation Projects
Research Methods in Accounting
Philosophy of Management and Accounting
Cases in Corporate Governance (optional)

Career opportunities

Our MRes puts you in a particularly strong position to progress to doctoral studies in the field of accounting, for example by studying for a PhD.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States