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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Houghton Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the financial markets industry. You will begin on the MRes, and will need to meet certain requirements to progress to the PhD.

Our programme is unique in its integration of finance and economics. You will take first-year microeconomics and macroeconomics courses together with PhD students in economics, but will differentiate by taking advanced courses in financial econometrics, asset pricing and corporate finance during the first two years of the programme. You will leave with a broad understanding of finance and its relations to other fields in economics.

As one of the largest finance departments in the world, we are able to offer opportunities for research in virtually any field in finance. We have strengths in theory and empirics, asset pricing and corporate finance, as well as financial econometrics, behavioural finance, macro-finance, and microeconomic analysis of financial markets and institutions.

You are expected to participate in the regular departmental seminars (weekly), as well as occasional workshops and conferences given by internationally renowned speakers. This is viewed as an important part of the learning process on the MRes/PhD in Finance.

Supervision

You will be assigned a lead supervisor (and a second supervisor/adviser) who is a specialist in your chosen research field, though not necessarily in your topic. Lead supervisors guide you through your studies.

Progression and assessment

To progress at the end of each year, students must pass their examined courses at grades specified by the Department and make satisfactory progress in their research. Progress is regularly monitored by the Department's Postgraduate Assessment Review Panel. You will also need to meet certain criteria to progress to PhD registration, such as achieving certain grades in your coursework, and earning a minimum mark on your research paper. Your final award will be determined by the completion of an original research thesis and a viva oral examination.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,136per year

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

University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 105 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    173 78%

    10th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    31st

    50

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