Research course


University of Exeter · Business School

Entry requirements

Normally 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.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The department’s research is focused around the following themes: Executive compensation; directors’ trading; market based accounting; the dynamics of financial asset prices; communication by companies to analysts and investors.

The Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment 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.

Department specialisms

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

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


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


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

Course contact details

Business School Postgraduate Research Administration Team
+44 (0) 1392 726255