Research course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

Good honours degree in relevant subject; other interests and achievements considered plus satisfactory performance at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Core modules: Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Dissertation. Compulsory: Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics; Quantitative Economics; Topics in Economic Theory; Topics in Macroeconomics;
Optional modules: Students must choose ECON6004 Quantitative Method OR ECON6024 Econometrics 1. This module will become core once chosen. There is a wide array of option modules to choose from, subject to availability.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Integrated PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Social Sciences
44 (0)23 8059 2527