Entry requirements

You’ll need a good first degree (ie, at least the equivalent of an Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a UK university) in the relevant subject, and a taught Masters degree in the discipline is normally required. Applicants with ESRC-accredited Masters degrees are especially welcome to apply, as are those with merit or distinction level qualifications. Masters degrees should be in a subject relevant to the proposed research, and it is particularly advantageous if research methods and techniques as well as independent research (eg, dissertation or project) featured prominently in the curriculum.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our research focuses around the following themes:

  • Executive compensation
  • Directors’ trading
  • Market based accounting
  • The dynamics of financial asset prices
  • Communication by companies to analysts and investors

You’ll be part of a vibrant research community, with more than 150 current doctoral students. We will foster what makes each of you unique, with an individual training-needs assessment informing the training and support we provide throughout your studies. This will include access to research methods expertise, graduate skills training programmes, and wider support provided through professional associations and Research Councils.

You will work with the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment. The Xfi centre provides a high quality teaching facility and offers students, financial professionals and global financial institutions a direct gateway to practical business solutions through the work of leading academics and practitioners.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months

MPhil

part time
48-60 months
full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Business School Postgraduate Research Administration Team
Email
uebs-doctoral-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 726255