A good Masters degree in Economics is usually required for registration for the MPhil and PhD research degrees.
Months of entry
Objectives of Research Training in Economics:
- to encourage and enable students to complete an original thesis in the expected time.
- to provide training and experience in fieldwork and across a variety of schools of economics and in a variety of statistical techniques.
- to allow flexibility in training to suit students with different backgrounds and subsequent research needs.
- to make available and to monitor first class research supervision with the involvement of at least two members of staff through individual Research Student's Supervisory Committees.
- to encourage knowledge of other relevant disciplines and the adoption of an interdisciplinary approach where appropriate.
- to equip students with the ability to assess one another's work critically, whether in response to written or spoken presentation.
- to obtain language skills as appropriate.
- to ensure students experience a congenial and productive environment of the conduct of research through availability of a wide range of facilities and full participation in the intellectual life of the Department and School. Library facilities are outstanding and computing facilities are attuned to student needs.
- to emphasise the relevance of research to theoretical, empirical and policy issues.
- to draw upon the Department's particular strengths, especially its expertise in different approaches to economic problems and its experience in problems of development, specific regions, and comparative analysis.
- to involve students in the specialised Centres of the School where appropriate.
- to advise on publication and careers progression.
Information for international students
For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website
Fees and funding
For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
- +44 (0)20 7898 4700