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Centre for Digital Finance


Explore the options for postgraduate study and research.

The Southampton Business School has an international reputation for banking and finance. Financial research includes regulation, resource allocation, and a range of other decision-making tasks, both within and outside an organisation. 

Our masters programmes in finance provide a solid foundation in finance and empirical finance. All three courses integrate theory and practice and provide the opportunity to take a number of specialist modules to focus on a particular area of finance. 

MSc Risk and Finance 

PhD Courses 

We offer a combination of rigorous PhD-level training, supervised by leading researchers from the CDF. Postgraduate researchers have the opportunity to work with staff of the highest calibre within our internationally recognised centres of excellence. The CDF has access to state-of-the-art computational facilities, as well as data sources such as Bloomberg, datastream, bankscope and fame. Trainees are encouraged to take an active role in the activities of the CDF group within Southampton Business School, including attending seminars, workshops and providing short presentations on their work.  

We have a vibrant community of PhD researchers in the CDF research area, each of whom is benefiting from the supervisory skills and interdisciplinary expertise of the Centre’s members. Our PhD programme is entirely research-orientated. 

If you already have a clear idea of your intended research topic, it is important to explore our members' research areas to find out where your own research is likely to fit. This will help you to identify staff members who may be specifically suited to your proposed area of research and, potentially, to pinpoint which members are actively seeking to recruit PhD students.