For the latest details on our academic's research activity please study their profiles on the School's website. Examples of PhD topics:
Students must complete the MRes Programme before they can progress on to the PhD.
There are two MRes options:
These programmes are considered the first part of the PhD programme. For admission to the MRes programme, applicants should have a suitable Undergraduate or Master's degree in Economics, Finance or a related subject. On application to the MRes programme, when appropriate, a conditional offer of admission to the PhD programme will also be made. Applicants who already hold an MRes in Economics or Finance can apply directly to the PhD programmes offered through the School with support from a supervisor.
See our School webpages for an overview of the MRes/PhD programme.
MRes: The MRes is considered the first part of our PhD programme.
Students will take advanced core courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics (financial economics is also compulsory under the MRes Finance pathway). This year will equip students with a range of theories, tools and methodologies necessary for research.
Students will select field courses to familiarise themselves with the research frontier in their chosen area(s) of specialisation and develop independent research interests. During this year, students write a research paper in their major field, which can form the basis of later doctoral work.
PhD: The School offers PhD programmes in both Economics and Finance which lead on directly from advanced research training during the MRes programme. During the programme students will work on their thesis and undertake research work.
As the majority of our PhD student enter via the MRes programmes, please see the ‘Entry and Funding’ tab on our MRes programme page for funding details.
More general information on funding a PhD can be found here.
Applicants who hold a BSc or MSc in Economics, Finance or a related subject should apply on the course pages here:
Applicants who already hold an MRes can apply directly for the PhD programme by emailing email@example.com to request a link to the application form. Admission is for entry in September.
To avoid delays in making a decision, please ensure that the following supporting materials are included with the application:
Please also see the School’s English language requirements (please note you do not need to have met our English Language requirements before applying as this can be a condition of any offer made).
The application deadlines for 2023 are:
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