Finance PhD

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date:
Choose to start in September 2019, January 2020 or May 2020

Find solutions to the practical problems that market practitioners and policy-makers face.

Develop innovative risk and pricing models and investigate various corporate finance issues facing both public and private companies.

We also examine the roles of banks, venture capital and other financial intermediaries in global financial markets. You’ll work with expert faculty who frequently act as consultants for banks, asset managers, international financial organisations, stock exchanges and governments.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of at least 7.5-8.5 depending on your university. 

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.5 or 8 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class upper division or GPA 3.1/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.3/4.0 (grade B+).

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of 5-5.5/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 72%-85% depending on your university.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad' and a GPA of 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 7.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 17/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of at least 70%-75% depending on your university

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 13.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.4 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 55-70% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.2/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 15.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 105.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 80%.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 4 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 3,33.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.5/4.0 or 14/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 8/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with overall mark of 80%

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with second-class upper division or CGPA of at least 3.0-3.5/5.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of B.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 60%

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with at least 80% or GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7.5/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 13/20 from a public university or 15/20 from a private university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with 1.5/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 3 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.5/5.0 or 3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division or CAP 4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 1.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.3/4.5 or 3.1/4.3 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors Special degree with upper second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licence or Diplôme with 5/6 or 8/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with overall mark of at least 67%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8 - 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 2.8 - 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3-3.5/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0 or 7.5/10.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us

Subject-specific requirements

You may also be considered for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of long-term work experience in a related area.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component). 

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Research proposal

If you are applying for a PhD on a self-funding basis, you’ll need to write a research proposal. Find out how to write a research proposal.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

How to apply

If you’d like to join us as a research student, there are two main routes:

Find out how to apply for a PhD at Sussex

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to work on your research full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. For details about part-time study, contact us at bmec-pgr@sussex.ac.uk

PhD or MPhil?

You can choose to study for a PhD or an MPhil. PhD and MPhil degrees differ in duration and in the extent of your research work.

  • For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.
  • For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You’ll graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Our supervisors

Prof Carol Alexander

Prof Carol Alexander

Professor of Finance

Research interests

Algebra, Applied Statistics, Blockchain Applications, Cryptography, Decision Analysis, Evolutionary Game Theory, Exchange Trading, Finance, Financial Markets, Financial Mathematics, Financial Modelling, Game Theory, Hedge Funds, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Real Options, Risk Analysis, Statistical Methodology, Statistical Modelling, Stochastic Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Volatility Analysis

Contact

C.Alexander@sussex.ac.uk

View Carol Alexander's profile

Prof Constantin Blome

Prof Constantin Blome

Professor Of Operations Management

Research interests

Conflict minerals, Manufacturing Procurement, Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Outsourcing, Procurement, Public Procurement, Risk management, Supply chain, Supply Chain Innovation, Supply Chain Management, Supply chain risk and resilience

Contact

C.Blome@sussex.ac.uk

View Constantin Blome's profile

Dr Ingo Borchert

Dr Ingo Borchert

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Research interests

Brexit, Foreign direct investment, International Trade, Service sector integration, Trade in services, Trade liberalization, Trade policy

Contact

I.Borchert@sussex.ac.uk

View Ingo Borchert's profile

Dr Odul Bozkurt

Dr Odul Bozkurt

Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management

Research interests

employment studies, globalization and work, Green Economy, international human resource management, Japan, repair work, retail employment, skills and employment, social class and employment, Sociology of work and organizations, UK retailing, vintage sector

Contact

O.Bozkurt@sussex.ac.uk

View Odul Bozkurt's profile

Prof Bertram Duering

Prof Bertram Duering

Professor

Research interests

Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Interacting particle systems, Kinetic theory, Mathematical modelling, Nonlinear partial differential equations, Numerical Analysis, Optimal Control, Optimal Transport, Partial Differential Equations

Contact

B.During@sussex.ac.uk

View Bertram Duering's profile

Dr Michael Hopkins

Dr Michael Hopkins

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

biotechnology, diagnostics, Financing Innovation, Healthcare, Hidden Innovation, Innovation Systems, Intellectual Property, Managing Change, pharmaceuticals, Regulation of Technology, Science and technology policy, Science And Technology Studies, Scientometrics, Technology Strategy

Contact

M.M.Hopkins@sussex.ac.uk

View Michael Hopkins's profile

Prof Ranko Jelic

Prof Ranko Jelic

Professor of Finance

Research interests

Corporate bonds, Corporate finance, corporate governance, Insider trading, Insurance and banking regulation, Management Buyouts, Private equity, Privatisation

Contact

R.Jelic@sussex.ac.uk

View Ranko Jelic's profile

Dr Norifumi Kawai

Dr Norifumi Kawai

Senior Lecturer in International Business

Research interests

corporate social responsibility, expatriate management, global strategy, managerial economics, strategic human resource management

Contact

N.Kawai@sussex.ac.uk

View Norifumi Kawai's profile

Dr Marv Khammash

Dr Marv Khammash

Lecturer in Marketing

Research interests

bioethics, consumer activism, Consumer behaviour, Consumer Ethics, Consumer health, Consumer studies, digital identities, Digital Marketing, digital media, ethical consumption, Forecast Models, forecasting, ICT and Digital Technologies, Internet of things, Marketing, Marketing Research, Mobile Apps, online identity, Peer to Peer Computing, Pharmaceutical marketing, Piracy, Psychosocial methods, Social networking, technology foresight

Contact

M.Khammash@sussex.ac.uk

View Marv Khammash's profile

Dr Andreas Kornelakis

Dr Andreas Kornelakis

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

Banking Sector, Collective Bargaining, Comparative Studies, Employee Voice, Europe, Flexibility, Human resource management, Labour relations, Pay Determination, Pay Systems, Political economy, Telecommunications, Work

Contact

A.Kornelakis@sussex.ac.uk

View Andreas Kornelakis's profile

Prof Emmanuel Mamatzakis

Prof Emmanuel Mamatzakis

Professor of Finance

Research interests

Corporate finance, corporate governance, Finance, Financial accounting, Financial Crisis in Greece, Financial Econometrics, Financial Management, Financial Markets, Financial stability, Public finances

Contact

E.Mamatzakis@sussex.ac.uk

View Emmanuel Mamatzakis's profile

Dr Piera Morlacchi

Dr Piera Morlacchi

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Organisation Studies

Research interests

Complex adaptive systems and networks, Design, Entrepreneurship, ethnography, Health technologies and healthcare, Nonprofit and social entrepreneurship, organization studies, public policy, science & technology studies, Social innovation and change, Sociology of Work and Organization, Technology

Contact

P.Morlacchi@sussex.ac.uk

View Piera Morlacchi's profile

Dr Mike Osborne

Dr Mike Osborne

Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Research interests

Capital budgeting, Corporate finance, Finance, Fixed income mathematics, Interest rates, Investment appraisal, Project analysis, Retail finance, Time value of money

Contact

M.J.Osborne@sussex.ac.uk

View Mike Osborne's profile

Dr Dimitra Petrakaki

Dr Dimitra Petrakaki

Reader in Information Systems

Research interests

Information Systems, Information technology and organisational change, Organisational theory, Science And Technology Studies, Sociology, sociology of health, sociology of technology

Contact

D.Petrakaki@sussex.ac.uk

View Dimitra Petrakaki's profile

Dr Carlos Sato

Dr Carlos Sato

Lecturer in Management

Research interests

Artificial Intelligence for Project Management, Innovation and Sustainability for Project Management, Major Projects Studies, Megaproject management, Project Management, Systemic and Interdisciplinary Approach to Project Management, Technological Change, Technology and Innovation Management

Contact

C.E.Y.Sato@sussex.ac.uk

View Carlos Sato's profile

Prof Enrico Scalas

Prof Enrico Scalas

Professor Of Statistics & Probability

Research interests

Econophysics, Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Monte Carlo simulations, Probability Theory, Statistical Mechanics, Stochastic Processes

Contact

E.Scalas@sussex.ac.uk

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Dr Josh Siepel

Dr Josh Siepel

Senior Lecturer in Management

Research interests

Design Innovation, Economics, Economics of Awards, Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship policy, Financing Innovation, Firm growth, Innovation Creativity and Design, Innovation policy issues, skills and employment, Small Business Policy, SMEs; SME finance; SME public policy

Contact

J.Siepel@sussex.ac.uk

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Dr Shova Thapa Karki

Dr Shova Thapa Karki

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Research interests

Biodiversity and Conservation, Circular economy, Conflict and resources, Entrepreneurship, gender, Peri-urban sustainability, Social-ecological resilience, Sustainable development, Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Contact

S.Thapa-Karki@sussex.ac.uk

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Dr Mirela Xheneti

Dr Mirela Xheneti

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Research interests

Circular economy, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship and Gender, Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy, Small Business Growth, Small Business Policy, Transition Economies

Contact

M.Xheneti@sussex.ac.uk

View Mirela Xheneti's profile

Dr Xiaoxiang Zhang

Dr Xiaoxiang Zhang

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Research interests

Asset Pricing, Corporate finance, corporate governance, Finance, Financial Management, financial market microstructure, information disclosure and efficiency, Microstructure analysis, Stock market liquidity

Contact

Xiaoxiang.Zhang@sussex.ac.uk

View Xiaoxiang Zhang's profile

Funding and fees

How can I fund my course?

Funded projects and scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals. Don’t miss out on scholarships – check the specific application deadlines for funding opportunities. Note that funded projects aren’t available for all our PhDs.

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

As a PhD applicant, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £25,000. You can apply for a PhD loan if you’re ordinarily resident in the UK or EU, aged 60 or under when the course starts and are not in receipt of Research Council funding.

As an MPhil student, you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,609 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2018. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.

Applying for USA Federal Student Aid?

If any part of your funding, at any time, is through USA federal Direct Loan funds, you will be registered on a separate version of this degree which does not include the possibility of distance learning which is prohibited under USA federal regulations. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid.

Part-time work

We advertise around 2,500 part-time jobs a year so you can make money and gain work experience. We have a special scheme to employ students on campus, wherever possible.

Find out more about careers and employability

How much does it cost?

Fees for self-funding students

UK/EU students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2019/20. Fees will become available once set by Research Councils UK.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2019/20. Fees will become available once set by Research Councils UK.

International students: £16,750 per year

Home and EU PhD student fees are set at the level recommended by Research Councils UK (RCUK) annually, rising in line with inflation. Overseas fees are subject to an annual increase - see details on our tuition fees page

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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