Research course


University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in mainstream economics or related specialisations (financial economics, econometrics, mathematical economics, etc). Please check our website for English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

We have a leading role in the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics which pools key areas of strength within the Scottish Economics research base in three thematic programmes: Behaviour, Incentives and Contracts, Work and Well-being, Macroeconomics, Financial Linkages and the Regions. Our staff are active in all three programmes of SIRE and our colleague Prof Martin Chalkley is the Director of the Work and Well-Being programme. We have also recently established our own Dundee Health Economics Group.

We have a reputation for research excellence in the fields of Health Economics, International Trade, Labour Economics, Welfare Economics and Macroeconomics. Projects currently being developed by our staff include:

  • Globalisation, Demographic Change and Health
  • Growth, Employment and Competitiveness in a Knowledge Society
  • Outsourcing, Foreign Direct Investment and Labour Markets
  • Globalisation, Environmental Sustainability, Poverty and Well-Being
  • Variations in Health and Health Care
  • Socio-economic health inequalities
  • Devolution and Inequality

Department specialisms

Health Economics, International Trade, Labour Economics, Welfare Economics and Macroeconomics

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Prof Yu Zhu
+44 (0)1382 384378