Funded MRes/PhD studentships in Economics

Fully-funded studentships for the duration of our Economics MRes/PhD programme.

Start date
1 October 2022
4 years
Application deadline
Funding source
School of Economics
Funding information

UK or international fees covered. A yearly stipend (for 2022-23 entry, up to £18,522). A yearly research allowance. In addition, there are funds available for periods of research abroad, and other research expenses.


Our Economics PhD is seen as the second stage of a four-year programme. The first step is the MRes Economics programme lasting one year, and the PhD follows on from this, lasting three years (with the added possibility of extensions).

Our PhD programme produces graduates who are sought-after by leading economics departments, business schools, and research institutions around the world.

We are pleased to be able to offer generous studentships for the duration of the MRes/PhD course for those with strong research potential.

The School of Economics has a leading reputation in research and teaching. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, our School was ranked 6th in the UK for research intensity, 10th in research output and 12th overall. We are also ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by subject.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates will need to meet the entry requirements for the Economics PhD programme. Full details are listed on the Economics PhD programme page.

UK and International applicants are eligible.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the Economics PhD programme page on the "Apply" tab. You can apply for a July 2022 start or any of our later start dates. When you apply, if you require funding, you will automatically be considered for one of our scholarships.

Application deadline

Contact details

Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner
03 AD 00
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 683474
Federico Martellosio
29 AD 00
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 682773

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