PhD and MPhil
Our research in the field of Banking specialises in econometric methods, behavioural finance, corporate finance, banking and international finance and risk management. As well as providing a programme of training and events focussing on a range of quantitative methods available to explore markets and financial assets, our doctoral students have the opportunity to engage with practitioners through events and seminars that actively encourage reflection and interaction on the current economic climate, such as the seminar series focussing on risk management in the banking sector.
During our PhD programme, you follow a ‘three paper’ thesis, where three research articles will be produced, framed by an introduction and conclusion. You are encouraged submit your papers to conferences and for publication in international journals with the support of their supervisors.
With an enviable rate of successful doctoral completion within a four-year period and recent graduates are currently working for the Royal Bank of Scotland, Price Waterhouse Coopers, University of Bristol, University of Southampton, University of St Andrews, Xiamen University, and South China University, among others, our banking and finance group has a strong record in doctoral education.
Our Essex Business School has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship. This was confirmed when we were ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research, with 95 percent of our research graded as of international quality. Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.
We are recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management. Many of our academic staff have world class research reputations and have written about, or worked, in, a wide range of organisations and this experience is incorporated into your learning experience within our School.
Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.