Department of Accounting and Finance

Research degrees

With our world-renowned faculty and superb facilities, we are able to offer supervision in a wide range of topics and methodologies.

Students use a study pod in the Jubilee Building, home to the University of Sussex Business School

Studying for a PhD in the Department of Accounting and Finance is an exciting and rewarding experience that equips students with the full range of skills and knowledge necessary for successful PhD study and for a future career in academia or industry.

All students study a range of research methods modules alongside the development of their own topic area, and are integrated into the wider faculty through attendance at regular subject group seminars and meetings.

You will be allocated two supervisors from amongst our faculty of world-leading experts who will guide you through the entire PhD process, from the initial proposal through to designing your study, collecting data, writing up and completion.  

Doctoral students at Sussex enjoy excellent facilities within the Jubilee Building, including dedicated PhD office space and funding to support conference attendance.


  • PhD in Accounting
  • PhD in Finance
  • MPhil in Accounting
  • MPhil in Finance

Read more on the postgraduate prospectus

Funding opportunities

Find out more about scholarships on the fees and funding website

The logo for the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA)EDAMBA membership

Research degrees in the Department of Accounting and Finance have been admitted into the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA). EDAMBA provides a network for PhD students throughout Europe to facilitate information exchange and research cooperation.

Membership benefits Sussex doctoral students in Accounting and Finance by allowing them access to the network, along with access to publications and invitations to events, including the opportunity to express their voices through participation and voting power at the annual meeting and general assembly.

Key contacts

PhD Convenor: Accounting

Dr Tobias Polzer

PhD Convenor: Finance

Prof Ranko Jelic

Administrative support

For all administrative queries, please contact the Research and Enterprise team:
+44 (0)1273 678169