Entry requirements

Students should have at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a UK University, or equivalent, and a good grade in a recognised Masters degree course. The application should include an outline of a general field of research interest. This assists in matching students interests with those of staff. More detailed research topics are developed during the first year.

Months of entry


Course content

Economics at Leicester is one of the oldest in the UK, is strongly research-oriented and has an international reputation for providing thorough PhD training.

Training provided to facilitate transition to research study. Supportive framework for students to acquire skills needed for successful research but with freedom to develop and explore own ideas. Individual supervisors and advisers. Benefit of thesis committee which oversees general progress. Excellent computing and library facilities.

Department specialisms

Economic Theory; Public Economics; Econometrics; Macroeconomics; Industrial and Labour Economics.

Fees and funding

Scholarships and Teaching Assistantships. They are allocated competitively and range from the waving of the tuition fees to the provision of a stipend in exchange for some teaching.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr Fabrizio Adriani