Research course


University of Exeter · Business School

Entry requirements

Normally a good first degree (ie, at least the equivalent of an Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a UK university) in the relevant subject, and a taught Masters degree in the discipline is normally required.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Research students are encouraged to integrate fully into the School and participate in the staff/postgraduate seminar programme during term-time. Weekly seminars are given by visiting academics and there is a regular workshop programme at which staff present their own research and discuss new developments in theory and technique. Research students are also expected to periodically present seminars describing their own research and may contribute directly to one of the School's Working Paper series.

Research areas in Economics at Exeter offers research strengths in most areas of economics, econometrics and finance. The current areas of research are:

  • Public Economics;
  • Border Tax;
  • Pollution Externalities;
  • Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Economics;
  • Trade and commodity market issues;
  • Decision theory, uncertainty and its applications;
  • Macroeconomic theory, central banks and monetary policy;
  • Applied International Economics;
  • The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt;
  • Macroeconomics, history of economics and the economics;
  • Financial structure and macroeconomic stability;
  • Econometric time series analysis;
  • Theoretical Econometrics.

Department specialisms

advanced econometrics; asset pricing models; behavioural finance; industrial organisation and contract theory; decision theory; econometric analysis; economics of trade; environmental economics; equilibrium theory; experimental economics; game theory; macroeconomics; natural resource economics; public economics and time series analysis

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months

Course contact details

Business School Postgraduate Research Administration Team
+44 (0) 1392 726255