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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY-21, JUN-21, JUL-21

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

The PhD programme provides an opportunity to undertake original research into a wide variety of areas. The department has a lively team of academic staff, with their own individual research topic areas. Our research aims to improve the understanding of today’s business and policy implications. The finance staff is engaged with practitioners and academic institutions within the UK and abroad.

Our PhD program is aimed at those who wish to become experts in a specialised finance field. Our purpose is to involve PhD students in our areas of expertise, providing them with a strong setting in which to pursue their research, and encouraging and helping with publication. As a research graduate, you will be equipped to design and conduct high-quality research and encourage to present your work both within the department and at international conferences. To support research and teaching, the group benefits from database subscriptions, including Datastream, Thomson ONE banker and Bloomberg.

In the first year, students are normally encouraged to study several chosen courses in applied finance which will develop their quantitative and qualitative research skills as well as their knowledge of the finance research literature and methodologies. An appropriate programme of study is developed for each student in consultation with the candidate’s supervisor.

The Finance group research themes focus on:

  • Financial economics, corporate finance & corporate governance
  • Asset pricing & applied financial econometrics
  • Banking & financial institutions
  • Financial technology & applied mathematics

PhD graduates in Finance can work in government departments, central banks, a variety of financial institutions and multinational corporations. At the Business school many of our PhD graduates also go on to forge successful academic careers in other top Universities.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    193 88%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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