Research course


University of Sussex · University of Sussex Business School

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have at least a Merit (an average of 60% of overall) in a relevant Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should be in economics. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Economics research at Sussex is aimed at improving people’s lives, both locally and globally. Most of our research is applied and policy-oriented. It draws on the latest empirical and experimental methods. We tackle problems that are challenging for policy-makers, and we also contribute to key academic debate.

Areas of Study

We welcome research proposals in applied economics in areas such as:

  • international trade and trade policy
  • poverty and development
  • labour, health and education
  • environment and energy
  • quantitative economic history
  • economic theory, behaviour and experiments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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