Research course


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

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 most advanced research degree offered by the Department is the Integrated PhD programme (iPhD), whose standard length is four years.

The iPhD is an innovative programme within an active and stimulating research environment that will provide you with a thorough training in economics for researchers, with a structured pathway to undertaking your doctoral research. In your first year you will undertake a comprehensive graduate training programme to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge for research in economics.

We also offer a variation on the iPhD for students whose research is primarily focused upon Health Economics. This programme runs in exactly the same format as the standard iPhD, except that during the taught first year the Health Economics module is a compulsory assessed component, and Macroeconomics for Research is an optional module (the reverse is the case with the standard iPhD). The application process for this route is exactly the same as for the standard iPhD.

Students will be encouraged to actively participate in seminars and workshops organised by the Department of Economics, and will have the opportunity to play an active role in the Department research activities.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component.

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