MRes/PhD Finance & Economics


WBS has strength and depth across the key areas of challenge for researchers and organisations. You will engage with, and be taught by, leading researchers, business teachers and practitioners. 

Our faculty support our students in understanding how the latest business theories can be applied in real-life business scenarios. Striving for excellence in everything they do, from producing the latest ground-breaking research, to inspiring our students, their constant curiosity to find a better way has led to recognition and awards for many of our faculty.

Our Professors of Practice offer a wealth of knowledge, they are industry experts who can back up theory with their practical insights and experience.


Please do not contact potential supervisors when completing your application to the MRes, as we do not recruit PhD students in this way.

During the second year of the MRes, you will be allocated a supervisor. A second supervisor will be allocated if you are admitted into the PhD, at the end of the MRes. The two supervisors will have appropriate research expertise and interests. 

The Finance Group faculty is made up of world leading experts, and with more than three quarters of our staff from countries outside the UK, our faculty is truly international. A large majority of our faculty are research-active and supervise doctoral research. At WBS we feel that the student/supervisor relationship should focus on an alignment of purpose, it is all about embarking on a journey together through your research.