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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Streatham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR-21, SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Research overview

Our research focuses around the following themes:

Asset Pricing

  • Anomalies
  • Option Pricing
  • Risk
  • Cost of Capital
  • Firm Valuation
  • Volatility Models
  • Mutual Funds Return Predictability

Corporate Finance

  • Cost of Capital
  • Executive Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity and Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets
  • Cash Holdings and Payout Policies

Applied Financial Econometrics

  • Risk measurement
  • Portfolio management
  • Asset allocation
  • Quantitative trading strategies
  • Modelling asset price dynamics
  • Modelling exchange rates and commodities

Market-Based Account Research

  • Firm fundamentals and stock returns
  • Equity valuation and accounting conservatism
  • Implied cost of capital
  • Macro-economy/Political economy
  • Firm fundamentals.

You’ll be part of a vibrant research community, with more than 150 current doctoral students. We will foster what makes each of you unique, with an individual training-needs assessment informing the training and support we provide throughout your studies. This will include access to research methods expertise, graduate skills training programmes, and wider support provided through professional associations and Research Councils.

Careers
Skills training

The skills and expertise that you build now are fundamental to your continuing professional development (CPD), and will be part of your toolset throughout your working life.

We strongly recommend that our students take part in the University's Postgraduate Researchers' Programme, which offers training in skills such as:

  • research management
  • personal effectiveness
  • communication
  • networking
  • team-working
  • career management

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,100per 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 Exeter

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    153 70%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    52nd

    26

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