The UK hosts what many people call the financial centre of the world, the capital city of London. As such, the UK has built up a world leading reputation in the area of finance and economics training and education. This article looks at four of the leading schools where you can research and study for a PhD (Doctorate/Research degree) in the United Kingdom.
Warwick Business School
Warwick Business School offers a streamed PhD in Finance which sources its materials, resources and teaching expertise from the standard PhD programmes. WBS pitches its programme at those who are qualified enough to be learning at the world's leading institutions and working at the world's leading businesses. There is a minimum registration period of three years full time and the first year is a taught programme with a range of interesting modules, including a theory of finance, quantitative methods, frontiers of research in finance and social science research.
Cass Business School, London
Cass Business School in London is a leading institution which is part of the City University. A PhD from Cass, whether it be a PhD in Management, a PhD in Business or a PhD in Accounting, their finance programs are second to none and the facilities for finance research are world leading. A major benefit of the PhD programmes in London is that your research can be backed-up by work experience at the headquarters of the biggest corporations and financial bodies in the world.
London School of Economics, (LSE)
LSE is, without a doubt, one of the world leaders in financial and economical education with a rich alumni history that includes heads of institutions and international financial policy developers. LSE's Department of Finance has excellent facilities and of course, the enormous resources of the University of London back up the college's own facilities. Again, the London location is a huge benefit to studying at LSE and many students report a fantastic extra curricular involvement both outside of university hours and inside when guest lecturers and speakers are present.
Glasgow has a good reputation for finance and is often the leading establishment in the North. The teaching staff at Glasgow University is very highly ranked and is world renowned for their expertise and experience which of course, then enriches the student learning experience. Glasgow scores very highly on league tables and tests and benefits from 75% of its facilities and research to be classified as "internationally excellent".