Research course


Cardiff University · Cardiff Business School

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Entry requirements

Students applying to pursue a specialist PhD in Economics must have a masters’ degree in Economics (or its equivalent) and an interest in pursuing in-depth research in an appropriate area.

Months of entry


Course content

This 4-year programme includes 2 years of research training (MSc Economics and MRes in Advanced Economics).

We offer a full range of expertise, but the following areas are of particular strength:

  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Applications
  • Regional Economics (especially Wales)
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Econometrics, Theory and Forecasting
  • Finance
  • Economic History

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (writing scored 7.0, with no subscore less than 6.5).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)29 2087 0084