Research course

Economics and Finance

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Department of Economics and Finance
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.

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.

RESEARCH GROUPS

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
FINANCE

Research areas include:

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

Research areas include:

  • International macroeconomics
  • Social Policy
  • Development economics
  • Cultural economics

Student Destinations

Doctoral graduates are highly-skilled researchers that make an impact in a range of sectors. They benefit from high employment rates and, on average, earn more than holders of undergraduate and Masters degrees. A doctorate demonstrates to employers that you are intelligent, capable and motivated, and that you have advanced technical and research skills.

In addition to supervision from experts in the field, you will be supported to become an internationally employable doctoral graduate. You will also develop skills that are desirable to employers including critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.

Fees and funding

UK students
Home/EU/CI full-time students: £TBC p/a* Home/EU/CI part-time students: £TBC p/a* *All fees are subject to annual increase
International students
International full-time students: £14,000 p/a* International part-time students: £7,000 p/a* *All fees are subject to annual increase

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Research Team - Portsmouth Business School
Email
balresearchdegrees@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 4032