Find out more about the learning outcomes for the PhD in Finance, and the training and development courses available to you as a student.

Learning outcomes

By successfully completing our PhD in Finance, you will be able to:

  • Produce an original piece of work which makes a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, the field of finance
  • Demonstrate an exceptional knowledge of the field of finance and relevant literature
  • Present the results of your research in a critical and scholarly way
  • Produce material worthy of publication

Training and development

Our doctoral students work closely with their supervisory team, and are offered top-level training opportunities throughout their studies.

Research towards a PhD in Finance is underpinned and supported by our doctoral training programme. A large number of seminars and workshops delivered by eminent experts from around the world will be available throughout the year, providing ample opportunity for advanced learning and networking.

During your first year of study you will undertake a minimum of 80 credits of taught courses to build your research skills and the knowledge required for your area of study.

You will be guided by your supervisors and the Research Support Office on which courses are most appropriate, and how to join.


Course Code Course Name Semester Credits
CMSE11494 Introduction to Research in Business 1 20
CMSE11388 Foundations of Econometrics 1 20
CMSE11389 Applications of Econometrics 2 20
CMSE11509 Empirical Asset Pricing Flexible 20

Full programme details can be found on the University degree programme tables website.

PhD in Finance degree programme table