Applicants are expected to hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, normally with a first class honours (or equivalent). We do not require a GRE score but it is recommended that applicants take the GRE exam. It will greatly strengthen an application. A minimum of two letters of recommendation should be provided with your application.
Months of entry
The Department of Economics enjoys a strong international reputation for the stimulating and friendly environment which it provides for postgraduate research students. Over the past decade success has been achieved in attracting research students, and at any one time about 20 students are registered on the Department's PhD programme.
The Department's Postgraduate Research Committee regularly reviews the progress of all students. As a result, the Department has an impressive completion rate, with almost all full-time PhD students finishing the programme within four years.
Research students have contributed to the research output in terms of the Department's discussion papers, publications in refereed journals, presentations at conferences and contributed chapters to books. Many overseas students have gone on to outstanding careers in their home countries.
The Department is able to offer supervision in most areas of economics. Areas of particular strength are:
* Energy economics
* Health economics
* Applied microeconometrics
* The economics of regulation
* International finance
Development Economics; International Finance; Macroeconomics; Labour Economics; Economic Thought; International Finance; Energy and Regulation; Health Economics; Applied Econometrics; European Integration.
Information for international students
Non-native speakers of English will normally require IELTS 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- 01483 686 380