MRes/PhD Finance & Economics

Experience independent thinking in a world-class interdisciplinary environment

Our new fully-funded MRes/PhD Finance & Economics programme combines highly relevant and structured training with close mentorship from a team of supervisors, embedding you in our culture of curiosity and helping you develop and deepen your chosen area of research. We value our doctoral researchers and aim to attract students from across the globe who are independent thinkers, restless to learn more and challenge themselves. We particularly welcome applicants whose ambition is a career in academia.

Jointly run with the Department of Economics, we aim to establish our MRes programme as one of the leading programmes in Europe, supporting you to pursue a future career in top academic positions, international organisations and central banks. This programme will provide you with a thorough understanding of state of the art research techniques and in-depth appreciation of principal areas of interest for researchers in finance and economics. 

Our MRes/PhD Finance & Economics programme is a full time two + four year programme (six years in total).

Please note applications are now closed for 2024 entry. Applications for 2025 entry will open in October 2024.

  • Application Deadline Closed for 2024 entry
  • Start Date 01 October 2024
  • Duration 2+4 years
  • Location Warwick Campus
  • Format Full-time
  • UK Fees Fully-funded *
  • EU/International Fees Fully-funded *

* See fees and funding for fees breakdown.


For our students, learning isn’t confined by physical walls. If you excel through independent learning and have an eagerness to learn then WBS is the place for you. The core benefits of our PhD programme include: 

  • A fully-funded programme and an annual stipend of approximately £21,000 per annum.
  • An inspirational learning experience in a world-class interdisciplinary environment, working alongside the brightest scholars and learning from leading academics from across the globe.
  • Highly relevant and structured training which is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) focusing on developing your core research skills.
  • Programme flexibility allowing you to tailor your studies to a particular topic you are passionate about.
  • Preparation for an academic or research career.

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