Research course


Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

Candidates for a place on the MPhil/PhD programme should have completed a taught master's 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. As well as the above specialisms, 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 and course duration


full time
48 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Marie Webb