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Finance - Research

Programme Overview
The finance group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths cover finance and financial history, financial markets and institutions and not-for-profit financial institutions. The group has a particular interest in not-for-profit organisations and in financial history. Research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in finance. Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

•DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
•MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

Entrance Requirements

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).

Applicants who hold a UK 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) may be considered if they hold a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with the result stipulated above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University). Evidence of relevant professional experience and/or attendance at interview may be required in such cases.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in any component is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level

Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English FEES AND FUNDING For fees, funding and further information see go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

Duration

Mode Of Study/Duration

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.

Postgraduate Administrator
Queen’s Management School
Email: qmspgr@qub.ac.uk
http://www.qub.ac.uk/managementschool/

Comment

Special Features

Research Excellence
In its analysis of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen's Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management schools in its ranking by research intensity.

International Orientation
At any one time the School can have up to 60 students undertaking a PhD.

World-class Facilities
PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building which has recently been refurbished to house the School and which provides students with state-of-the-art facilities in a truly remarkable setting.

Application date

Postgraduate Research

There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Research areas

Research Strengths

Particular strengths within each of these three areas are as follows:

Finance And Financial History

Corporate finance
Corporate governance and corporate law
Historical asset pricing
Financial crises, manias and bubbles
UK equity markets in the 19th and 20th centuries
UK financial institutions in the 19th and 20th centuries

Financial Markets And Institutions

Capital structure behaviour in UK-quoted firms
Demographic change and international capital flows
Equity, bond, foreign exchange and derivative markets
Long memory, heterogeneity and trend-chasing in financial prices
Price discovery in bond markets

Not-for-profit Financial Institutions

Credit unions
Diversification options for not-for-profit financial institutions
Efficiency and performance of not-for-profit financial institutions
Networks and co-operation benefits for not-for-profit financial institutions

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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