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SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

Sketty , Wales ,United Kingdom

Finance, Ph.D

If you want to make your mark on the financial world through impactful research, then the Finance PhD is for you. You will have the opportunity to research the key financial factors that affect businesses on a global or micro level. You will get to challenge the status quo and explore ways in improving industry and financial practices. World-class academics from the School of Management will help you shape and develop your research; ensuring you produce the best and most relevant piece of work within your capabilities.

You will have the freedom to research the financial topic of your choice. You may decide to explore housing market dynamics within the UK or decide to research the modelling of financial market volatility using high-frequency international data; whatever your subject matter, we will support you.

Completion of the Finance PhD will set you apart from others as you begin your career in industry or academia.

Campus Information

Bay Campus

Travelling west on the M4 leave the motorway at junction 42 and follow signs for Swansea on the A483 (Fabian Way). The Bay Campus is situated to the left-hand side of Fabian Way and the main entrance is controlled by traffic lights. There is a Visitors’ Car Park immediately to the left of the main entrance. There is a large Park and Ride facility located at Fabian Way, which is a short distance from the Bay Campus.

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years of PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D.: Applicants for Ph.D. must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level and a master’s degree with a minimum overall grade at ‘Merit’. Alternatively, applicants with a UK first-class honors degree (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) not holding a master’s degree, will be considered on an individual basis.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 48300 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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