Link to the PhD Programme
The usual route to a Cambridge Judge Business School PhD is admission via one of our research MPhil programmes.
The MPhil in Finance programme is one of the School's specialist research MPhils and prepares students to continue on to a Cambridge Judge Business School PhD.
To continue to the PhD programme, students must achieve 70% or more overall and find a committed supervisor during their MPhil year from the School's faculty. Applicants will also be interviewed in mid-January by the Admissions Committee, made up of faculty members, and will need to be ranked sufficiently highly to receive a conditional offer.
PhD applicants are encouraged to take taught modules only, including Fundamentals of Competitive Markets and Asset Pricing I and II. The dissertation option with six taught modules may only be taken by those with sufficient prior research training, and subject to the approval of the Programme Director.
The Admissions Committee requires applicants to write a research proposal ("winter paper") ahead of the admission interviews; a selection of research topics will be provided by faculty. Successful applicants will also write a summer paper, which will subsequently form part of their first-year PhD report. As part of the admission criteria, successful applicants must attend the Research Projects in Finance module offered in Easter Term.
- Our application process is divided into three steps:
- Check you meet our requirements
- Complete your application
- Submit your application