Our DPhil offers students the opportunity to engage with internationally renowned faculty who are here to help you become an academic scholar.
The DPhil in Finance embraces subjects such as asset-pricing and corporate finance, the design and regulation of securities markets, corporate financial policy, and the impact of financial markets on real economic activity. During your first year, you will be required to attend taught causes where foundational economic and financial theory will be studied. Based on previous years, these may include, but are not limited to, modules that cover topics such as financial economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
Following successful completion of all necessary courses, and by the end of your 4th term, you are expected to have successfully submitted and been assessed for your Transfer of Status. This process provides the opportunity to discuss your work with two independent members of staff under examination conditions and to receive feedback.
By the end of their 9th term you will be due to complete your Confirmation of Status. This process allows you to have your work reviewed by two assessors, to give a clear indication of whether it would be reasonable to consider submission within the course of a further three terms, if work on the thesis continues to develop satisfactorily.
You are expected to attend training, workshops and seminars on job applications, teaching, learning and assessing, interviewing and presentations skills. You'll will have the opportunity to improve your teaching and research skills by applying for remunerated positions as teaching and research assistants within the school or at colleges.
The doctoral thesis should not exceed 100,000 words. It must be a significant and substantial contribution to the field of learning in finance. It should be good enough to be published in book form or as a series of academic articles. You may even adopt a range of different methodologies and approaches. Your contribution can be in the field of theory, methodology or empirical results.