You'll need to show us you have not only the intellectual capabilities, but also the stamina, drive and commitment necessary to complete a ground-breaking piece of work through independent study. You will be interviewed, either in person or by phone.
Academic requirements for our general programme
If you have a generalist masters degree, such as an MBA, or a masters in a subject other than the one you plan to research, you will need to demonstrate specialist academic knowledge e.g. through your masters dissertation or, in exceptional cases, prior experience.
Academic requirements for our PhD in Finance
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you must meet a minimum overall standard in a recognised test of English, examples are shown below. You must show a good balance across all sections of the test and it must have been taken within two years starting the course. We will require your certificates as evidence.
Educated in the English language?
If you are a non-native speaker of English but have been educated entirely in English for your degree, and completed this within the last two years, this may satisfy the University of your language skills. For further information, please see the University’s page for English language requirements.
We do not offer a pre-sessional English class as an alternative to achieving these scores. Any pre-sessional course should be viewed as a way of settling into living and studying in the UK and not as a way of boosting your score.
|Test:||Minimum overall score|
|IELTS:||7.0 with maximum of two components at 6.0+|
|PTE Academic:||70 with 51+ in every section|
|CPE:||Grade C (CEFR level C2) or above|
Grade C scoring 60+, no worse than 3 component results at borderline and 1 at weak