Finance encompasses banking, investments and corporate finance. Our programmes explore key financial concepts, contemporary issues in global financial systems, and cutting-edge methods of financial data analysis.


Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate research

University of St Andrews Business School offers PhD programmes in Finance. Finance research typically falls into one of three main themes:

  • banking
  • investments
  • corporate and household finance.

To apply, you should first identify and contact a potential supervisor you would like to work with in your intended research area. Find out how to contact a research supervisor.

"The highlight of my programme has been the guest speakers who have come in and given talks on many different topics that have helped shaped my dissertation topic. Everyone I have met has been extremely friendly. Following my degree my plans are to work for an investment management company in London.”


- Surrey, England


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Guardian Good University Guide 2023

First in Scotland and second in the UK for business and management 

Guardian Good University Guide 2023

First in Scotland for business and management studies

The Complete University Guide 2023

88% of research activity rated 3* or 4*

Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)