Research Paper in Accounting

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Maria Manuel Correia MAR 3.38 and Dr Andrea Mennicken MAR 3.24


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%).

Key facts

Department: Accounting

Total students 2021/22: 3

Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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