Law, Economics, Accountancy & Risk

Our Department brings together academics with interests and expertise in law, riskeconomics, accountancy and finance. We lead an extensive range of modules, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as a number of professional courses.  All of this activity is underpinned and enhanced by research and consultancy undertaken by members of the Department, which includes

  • Economics of Gender Equality- Women in the Scottish Economy
  • Regional economic development
  • International economic development
  • Oil & gas accounting
  • Public & private sector risk management
  • Operational risk management
  • Financial institutions performance
  • International law
  • Society & justice
  • Private law

Our Department offers supervision for PhD students and currently has around 40 students undertaking Doctoral research. We also run a seminar series with internal and external speakers.

We pride ourselves on our close links with business organisations including not for profit organisations and professional bodies. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are accredited by a number of relevant professional bodies including

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Institute of Exports
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Insurers (CII)
  • Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
  • Institute of Operational Risk (IOR)
  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) with whom we are a ‘Centre of Excellence’
  • Law Society of Scotland

Further information regarding the Department and its activities can be obtained from: