Research course


Swansea University · School of Management

Entry requirements

MPhil: Normally a first or upper second-class degree in Economics or a related subject.

PhD: A master’s degree in Economics or a related subject.

English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise focused around the following research groupings:

Macroeconomic Theory and Time Series Econometrics

Research interests: Central bank behaviour and optimal monetary policy design; macroeconomic policy, wages and unionisation; central bank disclosure policy; invariant and Lagrange Multiplier based unit root testing; Threshold Autoregressive and Momentum Threshold Autoregressive–based testing procedures; smooth transition unit root tests; modified unit root and cointegration tests; alternative estimation procedures.

Spatial Economics Research Centre

Research interests: Disparities in economic growth and prosperity in regional, city-region, local and individual neighbourhoods.

Transitional Economies and International Development

Research interests: Aid flows; labour markets, economic and political development; and privatisation.

Welsh Economy Labour Market Evaluation and Research Centre (WELMERC)

Research interests: population profiles, migration flows, skills and qualifications, inactivity, employment, earnings, GDP growth rates and business information, and the analysis of data sets.

Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD)

Research interests: Quantitative analysis of large national data sets; training and capacity building; the production of new data either through in-house surveys or through the integration of existing data sets; spatial analysis of economic and social issues.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page:

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Management
+44 (0)1792 295106