Start date:
Five to six years
Applications are now closed
Fully funded
London, UK

Conduct research to develop a more robust financial system

Within the Department of Finance, our world-class researchers engage with and disseminate research to practitioners, policy-makers and academic colleagues to develop a more robust financial system.  

The research interests of faculty span four core themes – Innovation and Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Finance and Risk Management, and Financial Analysis. They hold expertise within derivative pricing and hedging, quantitative risk management and asset allocation, financial econometrics, stochastic volatility modelling, credit risk modelling, catastrophe risk analysis, M&A and private equity. 

You may also be co-supervised by faculty in other departments in the School, depending on your research interests. 

Career impact

Teaching experience

PhD students on the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) scholarship will undertake 150 hours of teaching assistant duties from year three of the programme. There will be opportunities for PhD students to engage in teaching activities within the Business School’s Finance Masters’. 

Doctoral Theses in Finance




Lu Liu

Essays on Mortgage and Housing Markets 

Professor Tarun Ramadorai and Professor Marcin Kacperczyk

Adrian Lam

Three Essays on Sustainable Finance 

Dr Claudio Custodio and Professor Marcin Kacperczyk

Salim Baz

Essays in Empirical Financial Economics

Dr Lara Cathcart and Professor Alex Michaelides