Taught course

Economics PhD

University of Southampton · Faculty of Social Sciences
PhD by taughtPhD with integrated study

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Entry requirements

A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours and a Master of Science at Merit or higher in eonomics or econometrics. Please see course page online for full entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

As a PhD student at Southampton, you will be taught and supervised by academics who are renowned experts in their fields. The programme is focused enough to provide detailed PhD supervision, but large enough to offer expertise in many fields. It offers clearly structured taught and research-based training in addition to specialised seminars and workshops run by internationally renowned experts. We are motivated to produce well-rounded specialised with a broad understanding of fundamental economic theory and a more focused experise in their particular area of interest.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD by taught
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD with integrated study
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This is a four year programme. In the first year, students entering the Integrated PhD programme are required to complete the taught elements of our MSc Economics programme. Progression onto the research element of the programme is determined by satisfactory completion of these taught elements. The Integrated PhD offers a structured PhD pathway that includes a wide choice of formal instruction, coupled with an extensive range of specialist research topics across the breadth of the subject. There is a progression from an initial emphasis on instructional modules towards full-time research, supported by high-quality supervision. The course is particularly suitable for overseas students seeking to convert from other scientific disciplines, and also those who are awarded four-year scholarships through their government or other sources.

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