Specialising in applied finance, particularly corporate finance and governance and with significant expertise in asset pricing, financial economics and banking.
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.