Research course

Finance

Institution
Open University · The Open University Business School
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) plus 120 credits in research methods training or, ideally, a masters degree in Research Methods (MRes), which is the usual precursor to PhD studies.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Members of The Open University Business School’s finance research team specialise in: investors and investment, public sector finance and risk management, corporate governance and corporate financing, regulatory issues such as accounting standards and offshore tax havens, ethics and culture in finance, and Islamic finance. Furthermore, the Accounting and Finance discipline within the Business School is home to the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin), a multidisciplinary research centre which focuses on financial education and its impact, consumer behaviours relating to savings, debt and spending and investment choices and decisions.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
distance learning
variable months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months
distance learning
variable months

Course contact details

Name
Claire Wylde
Email
oubs-research@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 332311