PhD Seminar in Finance

This information is for the 2020/21 session.


This course is compulsory on the MRes/PhD in Finance. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

This is a seminar course for PhD students in the early stages of their research to present their work in progress. Outside speakers may also be invited from time to time.


10 hours of seminars in the MT. 10 hours of seminars in the LT. 6 hours of seminars in the ST.

Other meetings to be arranged as necessary.


Essay (100%, 10000 words) in August.

A 10,000 word essay on a topic to be agreed with the student's supervisor. This essay is to be submitted by the end of August. 

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Finance

Total students 2019/20: 9

Average class size 2019/20: 8

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills