Entry requirements

A Master's degree in economics or a closely related subject at merit level or above, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD programmes are open to students who have successfully completed a taught Master's programme in economics. Depending on the programme and your level of achievement, you have to take advanced training in the first year of study. If you have a recognised Master's degree, you take modules related to your research topic, otherwise you take up to six modules to reach a suitable level of research training. You must complete the assessment for any of these modules before going on to the second year of research. Further research training in subsequent years includes advanced reading groups, research workshops and (if needed) attending specific courses related to your research.

Research areas

  • Labour and educational economics
  • Macroeconomics, money, and finance
  • Microeconomics theory, games and behaviour
  • Development economics
  • Agri-environment economics
  • Transport and regional economics

Department specialisms


Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

For information about funding, including scholarships, please visit: Postgraduate scholarships and funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60-72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0)1227 827 272
+44 (0)1227 827 077