School of Economics

Postgraduate Research Degrees

Postgraduate Research Degrees

The School of Economics' postgraduate research programme offers students the opportunity to study economics to PhD level with expert supervision and additional research training. Our alumni have gone on to a wide range of careers.

The programme consists of a combination of taught courses and supervised independent research, leading to the completion of a PhD thesis.

Because academic staff conduct world-leading research across a wide range of subjects, the school can offer supervision in most areas of the discipline. However, applicants are advised to consult staff profile pages for information on current research interests. 

Students are allocated two supervisors - at least one of whom is identified prior to admission. While we make every effort to match applicants to staff on the basis of their research interests, it is not always possible for us to offer supervision if staff face capacity constraints in supervision.

Research degree opportunities

View our course entry pages on the University prospectus:

The Graduate School

The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers.

Doctoral Training Centre

The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.

Visit the postgraduate prospectus to apply

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PhD student Steven Trypsteen explains why he is passionate about economics.

School of Economics postgraduate brochure

Download the Economics postgraduate study brochure


Postgraduate students can take advantage of our accommodation guarantee which guarantees you a room in self-catered University-arranged accommodation for your first year, providing you meet our criteria.

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