City University London PHD

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City University London PHD

Entry requirements

The applications are closed for 2017/18

The application window for this academic year is now closed and will reopen in December 2017, with scholarships and bursaries being advertised shortly afterwards.

Many thanks to all those who applied, we are reviewing all the remaining completed applications.

To be eligible to submit an application when the window reopens, you must hold a first degree with top grades (a first or equivalent) in a subject related to your proposed research topic.The following qualifications are highly desirable, and would enhance your likelihood of being accepted:

  • A masters degree from a leading institution with a top grade (distinction or equivalent)
  • A top GMAT score (700 or more)

Our students have a variety of academic backgrounds ranging from Accounting, Actuarial Science and Economics to Engineering, Finance, Management and Mathematics. We are looking for mature, highly-motivated individuals with excellent analytical, problem solving and verbal skills.

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Research proposal

Please provide details of your intended research proposal in support of your application. This is an important part of your application in which you outline up to two research directions you would like to pursue in your PhD.

Before preparing your proposal you should familiarise yourself with the research interests of Cass academics (refer to Cass Experts) to make sure that your research is aligned with their expertise.

The research proposal should include

  • an abstract
  • the research objectives
  • the proposed research methodology
  • a summary review of the relevant literature and current understanding or knowledge
  • an indication of how the proposed research will contribute to the discipline.

You should also provide an outline work plan for the period of research including consideration of approval of any research ethics implications. You are also asked to comment on why you wish to pursue this research and what you feel you will bring to it. The research proposal should be a maximum of three sides of A4.