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MRes Accounting

UK

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What will I learn?

Accounting refers to a wide range of topics within a vast research field which covers themes including management accounting, reporting and analysis and accountable accounting. You will explore qualitative and quantitative methods of research specifically designed to reflect the field of accounting.

MRes Accounting is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia there is a strong research focus in this degree, although there are some taught elements which will support your knowledge of the research field. An MRes is the ideal first step if you hope to progress to doctoral studies, such as PhD.

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.

MRes Accounting explores research and accounting theory issues, such as:

  • 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
  • corporate reporting and analysis
  • management accounting

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. You benefit from cutting edge research conducted by our Accounting Group who specialise in accounting, accountability, and global development.

At Essex Business School. we champion ethical management and sustainable business. We believe accounting information is the foundation for successful decision-making and further develop your practical accounting skills and theoretical knowledge so you can make a positive impact in the workplace or in accounting research.

Your Future

Many of our students enjoy roles in areas such as financial analysis, management, public administration, and accountancy.

They progress to work for high-profile organisations and innovative SMEs such as:

  • KPMG
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • ERS Insurance Group
  • Groupon
  • Credit Data Research, an SME finance provider
  • Coast Digital, an award-winning marketing agency
  • Humanity First UK

Which department am I in?

Essex Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,350.00 (US$ 25,036) per year
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected August 2023

Start date

Expected October 2023

Venue

Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,

Colchester,

Essex,

CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with GPA 2.50 from Bachelor degree.

For international students

You should have a good 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting or related discipline. If English isn’t your first language, we require IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5 in all components, TOEFL IBT 88 overall with minimum component scores: listening 17, reading 18, writing 17, and speaking 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Essex

At Essex, students learn to think differently, find new ways of doing things and adopt new techniques for solving problems.

  • World-leading academics in a research-intensive environment
  • Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Flexible course structure, students study what matters to them
  • Internationally diverse university

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