|How to Apply|
Make sure we offer PhD supervision in the area in which you want to work - search our staff research interests
Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing
You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme
|4.||Submit your online application or apply by post|
Our Department of Economics is a research-led department committed to producing the highest quality scholarship while recognising the important relationship between excellence in research and in teaching.
|Our Research Degrees|
The Department of Economics offers supervision for the degrees of:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Full-Time and Part-Time
We also offer an MSc in Economics exclusively for students planning to progress to a PhD.
|Supervision and Research Areas|
We offer PhD supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:
- Game Theory
- Mechanism Design
- Behavioral Economics
- Industrial Organisation
- Growth Theory
- Public Economics
- Labour Economics
- Political Economy
- Economics of Migration
- Health Economics
|Entry Requirements and Fees|
Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.
Tuition fees vary according to the applicant's fee status (UK, EU, or international) and the mode of study (full-time, part-time or distance learning).
|Studentships and Funding|
Funded PhD studentships and other funding opportunities are advertised as they become available.
PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time/distance learning).
A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time/distance learning) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 80,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.