Entry requirements

Candidates for a place on the MPhil/PhD programme should have completed a taught Masters in Economics, with a distinction or a high pass, in a good department. Students usually register for the MPhil or the MPhil leading to PhD in the first instance, and transfer to PhD registration as their work progresses.

Months of entry


Course content

Economics is a long-established and currently expanding discipline within the college. The main areas of research include Economic Theory, Financial Economics, Political Economy, Environmental Economics and Regulatory Economics. The department provides supervision in all major areas of economics.

Fees and funding

Several funding opportunities are available to research students in the Economics Department. Some key funding opportunities are outlined below. More information about funding for Postgraduate studies at Royal Holloway is available through the web-page of the College's Graduate School.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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