Full-time students must submit their thesis within four years of the start of their registration. Part-time students must submit within seven years. You must register at the beginning of October; we do not have variable start dates. There is no distance learning study option.
There is a compulsory taught part of the doctoral programme for both pathways, and you will be required to pass compulsory taught modules in the first year. You will initially be registered for an MPhil. Additionally, following the taught modules, you will be required to provide an upgrade proposal in order to be upgraded to the degree of PhD. You will be sent full details of the taught modules in the August before registration.
For the PhD Finance programme, you will initially register for the degree of MPhil and be upgraded to PhD registration provided you pass the compulsory taught modules and your upgrade proposal.
You will start working on your research topic from the very outset, but once you have upgraded your registration, this will become your main focus, leading to the completion of your thesis. The criterion for the award is that the thesis makes a significant contribution to knowledge.