Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level and a master’s degree with a minimum overall grade at ‘Merit’ (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.5) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

If you want to make your mark on the financial world through impactful research, then the Finance PhD is for you. You will have the opportunity to research the key financial factors that affect businesses on a global or micro level. You will get to challenge the status quo and explore ways in improving industry and financial practices. World-class academics from the School of Management will help you shape and develop your research; ensuring you produce the best and most relevant piece of work within your capabilities.

You will have the freedom to research the financial topic of your choice. You may decide to explore housing market dynamics within the UK or decide to research the modelling of financial market volatility using high-frequency international data; whatever your subject matter, we will support you.

Completion of the Finance PhD will set you apart from others as you begin your career in industry or academia.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

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

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358