Research course


Swansea University · School of Management

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold, or be studying for, a master’s degree, but applicants with a first class honours degree without a master’s would be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The School of Management has a thriving community of doctoral students and provides a supportive and friendly environment in which to pursue PhD studies in economics research.

The economics department has research strengths in most areas of economics, particularly macro, micro, development and labour economics. Swansea’s research strengths are underpinned by specialised research centres and successful research grant applications.

Student participation at conferences and internal institutional arrangements helps to build a strong sense of being part of a dynamic group of young economists, which will contribute to the next generation of leading economists.

Information for international students

Non-native English speakers will need a recent IELTS test with an overall score of at least 6.5 (with no individual component below 6.5).

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 205678