Research course


University of York · Department of Economics and Related Studies
MPhilPhD with integrated study

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Entry requirements

Students wishing to apply for an MPhil or PhD research degree must write a research proposal. PhD applicants are usually required to hold a Bachelor degree in economics with a 2.1 or 1st class Honours (or overseas equivalent) and an MSc in economics or in a closely related discipline with a high average mark. MSc programmes providing little or no background in economics and econometrics or without formal examinations at post-graduate level in economics and econometrics do not meet the entry requirement.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The Department of Economics at the University of York is one of the largest and most research active Economics Departments in the UK. It offers a vibrant PhD programme in Economics with, in 2013/14, some 50 students enrolled on the programme from 25 different countries.

The most advanced research degree offered by the Department is the

We also offer two alternative research programmes that do not lead to a PhD in Economics

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD with integrated study
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323759