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–five year programme. In the first year, students entering the Integrated PhD programme are required to complete the taught elements of one of our two MSc Programmes (MSc in Economics, MSc in Economics and Econometrics). 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: Macroeconomics, Micoeconomics, Dissertation.

Compulsory: Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics.

Optional: Students must choose Quantitative Methods or Econometrics (this will become core once chosen). Quantitative Methods, Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, International Trade, Labour Economics.

Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Social and Human Sciences
44 (0)23 8059 2527