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 four MRes options:
*Programmes eligible for ESRC Funding students only
These programmes are considered the first year of the PhD programme. For admission to the MRes programme, applicants should have a suitable 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.
MRes: The MRes is considered the first year of our PhD programme. Students build on their postgraduate training by completing two PhD-level module sequences in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, or financial economics (required for MRes Finance); covering core theories and methods as well as areas of active research in the School.
Students also conduct original research to fulfill the substantial dissertation component of the degree, 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 year. 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.
Please fill an online application (see also the guidance notes).
Applicants who hold an MSc in Economics or Finance should apply on the course pages here:
Applicants who already hold an MRes can apply directly for the PhD programme using the applications buttons on this page. 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:
Applicants who wish to be considered for ESRC research scholarships must fill an additional ESCR application form (see also the guidance notes). There is no additional application material required to be considered for teaching assistantships, however, explicit reference should be made on the application if financial support is sought.
The application deadlines for direct applicants to the PhD are:
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School of Economics and Finance
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