4 years full time, 6 years part time
Choose to start in September 2017, January 2018 or May 2018
Create research that has an impact on emerging agendas in business, education and government. You’ll work with expert faculty who focus on the practical problems relevant to market practitioners and policy-makers.
We develop innovative risk and pricing models that are used in the industry, most recently we have contributed to the improvement of the design and pricing of complex financial products. Our contributions have led to improvements in the risk management of popular financial innovations such as variance swaps.
Full-time and part-time study
You can choose to work on your research full time or part time. For details about part-time study, contact us at email@example.com
PhD or MPhil?
You can choose to study for a PhD or an MPhil. PhD and MPhil degrees differ in the length of the course and therefore in the extent of the research work you can undertake and incorporate in your thesis.
- An MPhil typically takes three years full time and four years part time. You’ll conduct an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You will graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy.
- A PhD typically takes four years full time and six years part time. You will undertake a piece of research that makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.
If you choose an MPhil, you might be able to change to a PhD during the course of your studies.
Explore our research interests and find a potential supervisor.
- Faculty profiles
Prof Iqbal Khadaroo
Professor of Accounting
Research interests: accountability, governance, non-governmental organization (NGO), nonprofit organization (NPO), performance management, public policy, Public Procurement, public sector accounting
Dr Sarada Krishnan
Lecturer in Accounting
Research interests: Accounting Regulation, Accounting Research, IFRS Convergence, Transnational Governance
Prof Alan Sangster
Professor of Accounting
Research interests: Accounting Education, Archives, business history, Hermeneutics, Medieval Italian Business
A Masters degree. Long-term work experience in a related area may be considered as a suitable alternative.
English language requirements
English language support
Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.
Additional information for international students
We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.
Visas and immigration
Scholarships and fees
How can I fund my course?
Postgraduate Masters Loan
MPhil students might be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Doctoral Scholarships in the School of Business, Management and Economics (2017)
PGR scholarships for UK/EU and overseas applicants. Max three years. Successful students will receive a full fee waiver & yearly stipend of £8.500
31 March 2017
Dr John Birch Music Scholarship (2017)
Four scholarships of £800 to reward talented musicians and encourage music performance whilst studying at Sussex.
19 May 2017
We advertise around 2,500 part-time jobs a year so you can make money and gain work experience. We have a special scheme to employ students on campus, wherever possible.
How much does it cost?
Fees for self-funding students
Home: £4,195 per year
EU: £4,195 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £4,195 per year
Overseas: £15,100 per year
Our fees follow the indicative fee level set nationally by Research Council UK and may be subject to change.