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MPhil/PhD Finance and Econometrics (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-N3P3
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: minimum 4 years
  • Part-time: up to 7 years (average 4-5 years) (must be resident in the UK)
  • Department of Study
  • WBS


Make your mark on the financial world through impactful research with our Finance and Econometrics PhD/MPhil at the University of Warwick. Study at the internationally renowned Warwick Business School, ranked 5th in the UK (REF 2014) where you will have the opportunity to research key financial factors affecting businesses.


We are looking for talented, highly motivated and ambitious students who have the desire to make new discoveries and challenge existing theories. We value our doctoral researchers and aim to attract students from across the globe who are independent thinkers. We particularly welcome applicants whose ambition is a career in academia. Our PhD Programme combines highly relevant and structured training in the first year with close mentorship from a team of supervisors to help you develop and deepen your chosen area of research.

Finance and Econometrics Pathway

Our PhD combines Finance and Economics, giving you a broad knowledge and understanding of the finance sector. You will explore ways in improving industry and financial practices, and research the key financial factors that affect all businesses.

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Our vision is to develop cutting-edge research that leads debate and deepens our understanding on the practice of finance and econometrics. Research is undertaken in partnership with policy and practice, to ensure both relevance and practical application. Our desire to respond and contribute to varied societal issues, provides a vibrant and creative environment for research to flourish.

Our research strengths include:

Asset Pricing; Behavioural Finance; Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance; Financial Econometrics; Investments; Mergers and Acquisitions; Risk Management


The first year of your PhD comprises of taught lectures, as well as research self-study under a supervisor, and from your second year onwards you will conduct research self-study. As a Finance and Econometrics student you will have your own desk in an open plan office for the duration of your course, located in the main WBS building.

Our excellent library and superb teaching and learning facilities provide the perfect place for you to commit to your studies, and enable you to expand and deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of research.


Entry requirements Competition to join our Doctoral programme is very strong; you’ll need to demonstrate you have the intellectual capabilities, stamina, drive and commitment to complete a ground-breaking piece of work through independent study.

Academic requirements for the PhD Finance and Econometrics programme include:

  • An honours bachelor's degree from a UK university or equivalent from an overseas university; plus a Masters degree, in economics or finance. A first-class degree and a distinction at Masters level is recommended, but serves as a guideline only. We may also consider a Masters in accounting and finance or financial mathematics, with a significant finance component
  • A GMAT or GRE score is required and should be provided as part of your application. However, we have no defined threshold and the score provided will be indicative to merely supplement and strengthen applications

All applicants are expected to have taken the GRE General Test no more than five years before applying. We expect most successful PhD applicants to have scores of 800/166 or higher in the quantitative section.

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.