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Accounting and Finance


Expertise of research area
accounting; audit; banking; behavioural finance; credit; finance; financial mathematics; market; pension; sports finance

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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

We foster a vibrant teaching and research culture. Our research encompasses four main themes, with a focus on applied and empirical studies, supported by three specialist centres; Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance (CASIF), Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC), International Banking Institute (IBI).

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<h5><strong>Research proposals</strong></h5> <p>The Accounting &amp; Finance Division within Leeds University Business School is interested in receiving proposals in the following areas of research:</p> <p>&nbsp;&ndash; Asset Pricing<br /> &nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Auditing<br /> &nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Banking and Financial Services<br /> &nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Behavioural Finance<br /> &nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Business History<br /> &nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Corporate Finance<br /> &nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Corporate Governance<br /> &nbsp;&ndash; Credit Management<br /> &nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Financial Accounting<br /> &nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Financial Mathematics<br /> &nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Pensions and Insurance<br /> &ndash;&nbsp;SME Finance</p> <h5><strong>Division and research centre further reading:</strong></h5> <p><a href="">Leeds University Business School Accounting &amp; Finance Division</a></p> <p><a href="">Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance</a>&nbsp;(CASIF)</p> <p><a href="">Credit Management Research Centre</a>&nbsp;(CMRC)</p> <p><a href="">Institute of Banking Investment</a>&nbsp;(IBI)</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="">online</a>. Please state clearly the division and research centre you are interested in on the <a href="">locating your research</a> form.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Leeds University Business School minimum <a href="">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office&nbsp;<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 4596.&nbsp;</p>

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