Research course

Finance and Management

Institution
SOAS University of London · Financial and Management Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

To be considered for the PhD programme in finance or management students must already have completed a good Masters degree in a relevant discipline and been awarded high grades. They must also submit an initial research proposal that demonstrates aptitude for academic research.

The full-time PhD programme normally requires three years of study in London.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Research Topics

The School of Finance and Management PhD programme provides supervision in a number of fields within finance and management. We concentrate on topics in fields which are actively being researched by faculty members. Currently the five principal areas are: corporate governance, finance, law, public policy and management, and regulation (in developed and developing countries) and sustainable development and agribusiness.

  • Corporate governance: finance, law, and regulation (in developed and developing countries)
  • Corporate finance: determinants of firms' capital structure
  • Finance and economic growth
  • Financial regulation, central banking and bank supervision
  • Public policy and management; public financial management
  • Management in China; Management in Japan; and Management in the Middle East and North Africa
View Current and Past PhD Theses in Finance and Management Studies View Discussion Papers by School of Finance and Management Staff Research Environment

For information on the School's research interests and supervision possibilities please see the School's staff page.

Scholarships

There are a small number of competitive scholarships within the Faculty that provide remission of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and/or a maintenance allowance. Further information is available from: http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/ Graduate teaching positions are sometimes available for qualified students.

Referees and references

If you have been in education in the past three years, we will require references from your most recent post-graduate place of study. We normally require two academic references from senior or established faculty members who are in a position to comment on your research potential.

If you have been out of education for three years or more we will normally require at least one academic reference. We can also consider references from an earlier time or from your current place of work but only where these provide relevant recommendations to the course of study you are applying for. References from family members or friends are not acceptable.

Information for international students

For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website

Fees and funding

For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Doctoral School Admissions
Email
dsadmissions@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7074 5117