LSE has a formally structured PhD Finance Programme which aims to produce students whose research is of the highest international quality. The programme consists of taught courses in the first and second years (via the MRes Finance) and is designed to provide a broad based training in theoretical and empirical research methods in Finance. The department has close links with the Financial Markets Group enabling students to attend regular seminars, workshops and conferences given by internationally renowned speakers.
Please note that all applicants must submit a GRE or GMAT test score. GRE is preferred. More information.
Why LSE Finance?
Our programme is unique in its integration of Finance and Economics. Our students take first-year micro and macro courses together with PhD students in Economics, but they differentiate themselves by taking advanced courses in financial econometrics, asset pricing and corporate finance during the first two years of the programme. In the end, students leave with a broad understanding of Finance and its relations to other fields in Economics.
The size of our faculty is another advantage. As one of the largest finance departments in the world, we are able to offer opportunities for research in virtually any field in Finance. We are strong in both theory and empirics, asset pricing and corporate finance, as well as financial econometrics, behavioural finance, macro-finance, and microeconomic analysis of financial markets and institutions.