Entry requirements

The standard entry route into the PhD is from the MRes Economics programme, conditional on academic results and the availability of supervision. Candidates with an MRes or MPhil Economics degree from another institution can also be considered for direct entry into the PhD programme. Applicants whose master's-level studies have been outside Europe, the US and Canada are strongly recommended to provide GRE scores.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Economics carries out research into most of the major fields of economics. It has a distinctive focus and reputation, combining high-level advances in economic theory, structural modelling and econometrics with innovative research in public policy.

The quality of the department's research has been evident in the most recent research assessments. 97% of our Economics and Econometrics research is rated either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2021).

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

The School of Economics has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 scholarships. Please visit the school website for more information.

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Graduate Studies PGR Team
+44 (0) 117 394 1518