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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The Business School seeks to set the agenda across a wide range of business disciplines. Our research areas are staffed by teams whose work has real influence in business, government, and the public sector.

The School has significant research expertise in the following subject areas: Accounting and Finance; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Management Science and Business Economics; Marketing; Organisation Studies; Strategy.

We aim to provide a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate community.

Training and support

This programme also encourages and supports training in transferable skills and personal development.

While the development of such skills is an integral element of the taught courses offered in Year 1 of the programme, the School and the wider University provide numerous additional opportunities.

Optional courses and learning opportunities are available and details are provided at the beginning and throughout each academic year.


Applications of Econometrics will teach the best practices in empirical quantitative research in Finance. The focus will be on research design for achieving identification in the subarea of corporate finance and on competent error correction and estimation techniques in asset pricing. Following from the theoretical basis covered in Foundations of Econometrics, this course will teach the best practices in quantitative research at the PhD level and of top publication quality.

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Entry requirements

A postgraduate masters degree from an accredited institution in the UK or overseas, showing evidence of above-average academic achievement. This includes: a degree classification with a mark of 65% or more overall (University of Edinburgh level, or overseas equivalent). normally a masters dissertation at the distinction level (University of Edinburgh level, or overseas equivalent) in finance, economics, informatics, mathematics, engineering or other relevant programmes with significant quantitative elements.

Department profile

The triple-accredited University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, opening the doors to our first cohort of students in October 1919. We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships are...more

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