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What will I learn?

PhD students within the Finance group addresses academically interesting and practical contemporary issues in finance and banking. Staff research interests include: derivatives pricing and risk management; financial econometrics; international banking; financial regulation; corporate finance; asset pricing and real-estate modelling.

Overview

PhD students may join the Centre for Quantitative Finance, which researches contemporary issues in financial markets requiring a quantitative approach. The main role of the centre is to carry out research that fills the gap between academia and current problems faced by the industry, whether in conducting comparative studies on pricing and risk management methodologies, or designing improved financial products that can serve the wider community better, or simply being the first stop for policy makers, hedge funds or finance houses where they could commission quantitative studies on topics they do not have expertise on.

Careers

The KBS PhD programme is designed to provide a thorough training for research careers in academia or industry. Our students generally take up academic appointments in UK or international higher education institutions or work in policy or industry settings.

Which department am I in?

Kent Business School

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£16,800.00 (US$ 23,123) per year
For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

17 January 2022, 9 May 2022

Venue

Medway Campus

University of Kent at Medway,

The Medway Building Chatham Maritime,

Chatham,

Medway,

ME4 4AG, England

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£16,800.00 (US$ 23,123) per year
For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

17 January 2022, 9 May 2022

Venue

Canterbury Campus

University of Kent,

Canterbury,

Kent,

CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students should hold a 2.1 at undergraduate level and a Merit at Master’s level in a relevant discipline, from a UK or other approved university and/or equivalent. You must submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words on your intended topic. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component). TOEFL: 90 overall (with a minimum of 22 in R&S; 21 in W; 20 in L).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Kent

The University of Kent has been awarded the highest rating in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

  • GBP 197M investment in facilities and resources until 2020-21
  • 3 of Kent’s subject areas are ranked among world’s top 100
  • Winner of Outstanding Support for Students THE 2017 award
  • 96%+ graduates in 2016 were in employment within 6 months