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Warwick Business School - PhD in Finance

The WBS PhD in Finance is a four year full-time research degree designed to develop finance researchers of the highest calibre who are qualified for careers in top universities and leading financial institutions.

DESCRIPTION: he first year of the programme provides high-level structured post-masters training in theoretical and empirical research methods in finance. The courses are compulsory and our students are required to pass these before they can upgrade their registration from MPhil to PhD. Once students have upgraded, the focus is on completing research for the thesis under the guidance of a supervisor.

All our students are required to participate in the research activities of the WBS Finance Group and to attend full-time throughout the period of study. There are many opportunities for networking and attending conferences. We provide an excellent research environment for our doctoral researchers, including dedicated office space, access to exclusive datasets and databases as well as scientific computing facilities and IT support.

FUNDING: There are a number of scholarships open to our PhD Finance applicants, including University of Warwick, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and WBS Scholarships: http://www.wbs.ac.uk/go/phdfunding. If we offer you a place on the programme, there is a strong likelihood that we will be able to offer you some funding also.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Competition for entry to our programme is intense. Successful applicants are typically the top students in a finance-related MSc programme at an institution of equivalent standing to Warwick. In order to be eligible you will need both:
- A first class honours bachelor's degree from a UK institution or equivalent from an overseas university;
- A masters degree, normally with distinction, in economics or finance. We may also consider a masters in accounting and finance or financial mathematics, with a significant finance component.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Our website http://www.wbs.ac.uk/go/phd provides details of our programme, our faculty and their research expertise, the application procedure as well as funding opportunities. You can also contact our Admissions Co-ordinator for further details and advice: phdadmissions@wbs.ac.uk. We will be holding an open day for potential applicants on 28 November 2012, details of which are available on our website and from our Admissions Co-ordinator. If you are interested in applying to study with us and are already in the UK, we would be delighted if you could join us at the open day.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: You must apply by 11 January 2013 if you wish to be considered for a scholarship as well as a place on the programme. Otherwise, please apply before 30 June 2013 for October 2013 entry.



Posted 11/11/12