Research course


University of York · Department of Economics and Related Studies

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. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

MPhil and PhD Research Degrees - The most advanced research degree offered by the Department is the 3 year PhD in Economics; the MPhil programme, whose standard length is two years. The Department's research faculty is very large in size with more than 50 academic staff involved in supervision. We also provide a comprehensive postgraduate taught programme at PhD and advanced MSc level.

PhD students are usually supervised by one or two of our academic staff and receive support by a Thesis Advisory Panel which includes three academic members.

A list of potential supervisors and of their research interests can be found at: Academic staff

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323759