Why study for a PhD at Leicester
Staff Research Interests
All the academic staff in the Department of Economics at Leicester are actively engaged in research and their range of research interests span virtually all areas of economics and econometrics.
Leicester Economics department was ranked among the top universities in the country in the last two Research Assessment Exercise, as recognition of the excellence of its research.
"Studying at Leicester has put me in good stead to embark on a career as a researcher."
MSc & PhD Graduate
Several of Leicester PhDs hold academic posts, at junior and senior level, in universities and research institutions in the UK and abroad. We aim to maintain a favourable staff-students ratio in the Graduate school, ensuring that each research student works in close contact with several members of staff, in areas close to their research interest.
The Department of Economics is committed to the provision of formal and broadly based research training and of high quality supervision to research students within an established research environment. Library and computing facilities are excellent.
Seminars and Workshops
The Department runs a number of seminars and workshops in which academic economists from inside and outside the Department present their recent research work. A special series of seminars where research students present their work is well attended by members of staff, and is an extremely useful source of feedback for research students on their work. Participation to outside conferences is encouraged.