Entry Requirements and How to Apply
Students normally register on a full-time basis, and the normal period of registration is 3 or 4 years, depending on the applicant's qualification in economics.
To be considered for admission for a higher degree by research in the Department of Economics an applicant is expected to have a good first degree (i.e. at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree of a University of the United Kingdom, or equivalent) and good grade in a recognised Masters Degree course. (i.e. normally, equivalent of a merit grade, of a United Kingdom university).
Suitably qualified students should submit an application form which asks for a statement of the field of study (which can be quite general) and a brief outline of their research interests.
Visiting Research Students
Research students can also enrol as visiting students, for a limited period of time, typically one or two semesters. They are assigned one or possibly two supervisors, and receive the same benefits as Research students registered for a degree (access to computers, library, departmental seminars and workshops, office space in the department, university accommodation and so on). They are also required to pay the same tuition fees as Research students, at the appropriate rate. The position of visiting research student has been taken in the past by students enrolled for a PhD at a different institution, who have taken the opportunity of their stay in Leicester to write one or two chapters of their thesis under the supervision of members of the department, while enjoying the research environment of the University of Leicester. Click here to download the application pack: when filling it, write "visiting" under Programme of Study on the front page.
If you have any questions about applying for a PhD at Leicester, please contact our PhD Admissions Advisor