Applicants for PhD must normally hold, or be studying for, a master’s degree, but applicants with a first class honours degree without a master’s would be considered on an individual basis.
Non-native English speakers will need a recent IELTS test with an overall score of at least 6.5 (with no individual component below 6.5). Please note we only accept the IELTS test.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
The School of Management has a thriving community of doctoral students and provides a supportive and friendly environment in which to pursue PhD studies in finance research.
Our finance research includes a range of exciting projects, These include:
- the application of Hawkes processes to analyse a range of issues in finance including asset pricing and the calculation of insurance premiums
- exploration of housing market dynamics within the UK
- the modelling and analysis of financial market volatility and risk using high-frequency international data
- the analysis and extension of conventional quantitative tools and techniques in response to the volatility exhibited by financial series.
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.