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Postgraduate Research Handbook

Accounting & Finance Pathway

PLEASE NOTE the information contained on these pages refers to 2017/18 academic year.  The Research and Training Programme is currently being updated and course outlines, RTP requirements and and the new timetable will be published shortly.

If you have any queries in this regard, please contact the AMBS RTP Administrator at 


Students studying under this pathway will have varied and specific training programmes depending on which field your PhD is based - Accounting; Accounting & Finance; Finance.

Please see table below to see what is compulsory and what options are available to you depending on your field.

When you make your course selections, please ensure you complete the Course Unit Selection Form and return it to 

Course unit outlines

Advanced Finance Theory

Advanced Financial Accounting Theory

Advanced Accounting Research Seminar

Advanced Finance Research Seminar 1

Market Based Accounting Research Seminar

Advanced Finance Research Seminar 2

Advanced Corporate Finance

Empirical Corporate Finance




Students are also able to replace modules with other PGT courses; a list of recommended PGT courses can be found here:

Recommended PGT Courses

Course Units at the School of Social Sciences

Details of course units offered by the School of Social Sciences can be found in the Course Unit Information tab in MyManchester.  The 2017-18 Timetables and Programme Handbooks are available below:

MA Economics

MA Economics Timetable (2017-18)

Course Units (available shortly)

MSc Economics 

MSc Economics Timetable (2017-18)

Course Units (available shortly)

The pass mark for assignments on the Accounting and Finance RTP is 60%. Where students fail an assignment, a resit must be taken and passed.

Please use this form to choose what courses you intend to take (A&F Course Unit Selection Form) and return it to Mark Falzon (Room D15 AMBS East) by Thursday 28th September 2017.  You must consult your supervisor when making these choices.



Assignments should be submitted by 4pm on the assessment deadline electronically via Blackboard.  All assignment submissions are routinely run through the Turnitin plagiarism checker.

Students who join the programme late will be expected to meet the same deadlines. 

Part-time students will automatically receive a one month extension for assignment submissions.

Extensions of over two weeks must be approved by the MRes & RTP Director but please contact your Divisional Administrator in the first instance.

Research Seminars:

  • Students must attend staff research seminars/brown bag sessions in Accounting/Finance throughout your entire period of study.
Course Unit Enrolments:

Students are not permitted to opt in and out of courses after attending the course.

  • Students MUST NOT attend workshops on which they haven’t enrolled.
  • Once enrolled, the Blackboard space for that particular course will become available.
Missing a class:
If you are ill and cannot attend a course, please inform your Doctoral Programmes Administrator as soon as possible so that alternative arrangements can be made.


For Any RTP related queries

For any queries on the Research Training Programme; please contact Sandra Bundy-Palmer in the Doctoral Programme office at