Research course

Economics and Finance

University of Portsmouth · Department of Economics and Finance

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or master's in a relevant subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Why take this course?

With an excellent reputation for research, our recent projects have received funding from ICAEW and from CIMA. We are currently exploring financial reporting, audit, corporate governance, accounting education, strategic management, international macroeconomics, monetary policy and environmental economics.

Finance Research Group: The Finance Research Group is a round-table open academic discussion among members of staff with multiple research interests in finance and financial economics. It's a platform for fresh and innovative ideas, for new research venues and productive collaboration. The group have a solid knowledge of quantitative methods that are used to estimate, forecast and test theories of finance and financial economics, collaborating with both UK-based and overseas researchers in developing joint research projects.

Economics Research Group: The Economics Research Group undertakes research into a rich variety of topics including microeconomic level analysis of individual or household decision making and patterns of consumption, specific industry and market studies, global macroeconomic and monetary interactions.

Gate-To-Plate Research Group: The Gate-To-Plate Research Group brings together the skills and expertise of a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the Business School of the University of Portsmouth. This ranges from accounting, agricultural and environmental economics to executive information systems (EIS) and Business Intelligence.

Module Details

Accounting and Financial Management

Research areas include:

  • Financial reporting
  • Audit
  • Corporate governance
  • Accounting education
  • Strategic management accounting


Research areas include:

  • Financial economics
  • Exchange rates and international finance
  • Banking and intermediation
  • Behavioural finance and financial anomalies


  • Research areas include:
  • International macroeconomics
  • Social Policy
  • Development economics
  • Cultural economics

Student Destinations

One of the benefits of studying at Portsmouth is the comprehensive support we provide in career planning. Our careers and recruitment service - Purple Door - can assist you in career research and finding employment opportunities.

The Graduate School Development Programme offers a series of dedicated workshops on career planning, specifically for research degree students. You will also have access to consultations with careers advisers or online support. This service is available for five years after graduation.

Fees and funding

UK students
full-time students: £4,121p/a, part-time students: £2,570 p/a
 *All fees are subject to annual increase.
International students
full-time students: £13,300 p/a
, part-time students: £6,650 p/a *All fees are subject to annual increase.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Research Team - Portsmouth Business School
023 9284 4032