Entry requirements

A merit in a taught master’s in finance, economics or another subject with a strong quantitative component. It is compulsory to submit either GRE or GMAT (GRE is preferred).

Months of entry

September, August

Course content

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.

The Department has close links with the Financial Markets Group and Systemic Risk Centre, enabling you to attend regular seminars, workshops and conferences given by internationally renowned speakers.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,195 p/a
International students
EU £4,195 p/a Non EU £17,208 p/a

Please see the funding page for details.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12-24 months

PhD

full time
48-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613