Research Paper in Accounting

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Maria Manuel Correia OLD 3.30 and Dr Andrea Mennicken KSW 3.09


This course is compulsory on the MRes/PhD in Accounting (AOI) (Accounting, Organisations and Institutions Track) and MRes/PhD in Accounting (EoA) (Economics of Accounting Track) . This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

Students produce a research paper, between 6,000 and 8,000 words, related to the student's designated major field, to be submitted at the end of August. 


There are no direct teaching hours.

Formative coursework

Feedback on progress will be provided by the student's MRes/PhD supervisor/supervisory team.

Students will be asked to prepare and submit a detailed outline of their research paper, on which they will receive feedback. They will meet regularly with their supervisor/supervisory team throughout the year to develop their research question, receive feedback on the proposed research design, data collection and analysis (if applicable), and writing up.


Research paper (100%) in August.

A research paper of 6-8,000 words in length (100%).

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Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Accounting

Total students 2020/21: Unavailable

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills