PhD - Economics and Finance - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

 

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Canterbury offers the PhD in both economics and finance, and students with a postgraduate degree of a suitably high standard in either of these subjects are eligible to apply for admission.

The PhD degree is by thesis only, although preparatory coursework may be required.  The purpose of the thesis is to undertake an extensive, sustained and original piece of independent research (under the supervision of 2-3 academic staff members) that makes a significant contribution to intellectual knowledge.  To determine whether suitable supervision is potentially available, please consult the primary interests of the Department’s researchers.

Enquiries and Applications

PhD in Economics
Potential applicants in economics should, in the first instance, contact Assoc. Professor Alfred Guender, and provide the following:
•  Complete academic transcripts, including course outlines for advanced economics courses
•  Examples of any formal written work, such as a masters thesis
•  CV
•  PhD research proposal
An interview may also be required.

PhD in Finance
Potential applicants in finance should, in the first instance, contact Professor Glenn Boyle, and provide the following:
•  Official GMAT results
•  Complete academic transcripts, including course outlines for advanced finance courses
•  Examples of any formal written work, such as a masters thesis
•  CV
•  PhD research proposal
An interview may also be required.

For both subjects, the University also has minimum English language requirements.

 

Duration
The PhD typically requires the equivalent of 3–4 years full-time study.  During this time, a number of milestones must be satisfactorily passed.

 

Fees and Financial Assistance

The University offers targeted PhD scholarships for both domestic and international students.  A range of other scholarships are also offered, some of which are available to PhD students.

In addition, the Department of Economics and Finance provides the following sources of funding to PhD students in Economics or Finance:

1. A scholarship to cover tuition fees for 3 years of fulltime PhD study; and

2. For students with good performance and without other substantial University of Canterbury sources of funding (such as the UC Doctoral Scholarship), $5,000 per year in their 2nd and 3rd years of study in return for research/teaching/administrative assistance. This is conditional on sufficient Departmental funds being available.

Additional Information
More detailed information about the UC PhD can be found at the Postgraduate Studies Website.