School of Economics

How to Apply

Applications for admission to postgraduate courses must be made through the University. For details about application forms, or how to apply online, and a variety of other information, see the University's How to apply webpages.

Please note that decisions are not made on applications for the following academic year during September/October of each year, due to the start of term and this being an extremely busy period in the school. If however, you require an urgent decision on an offer for the following year for any reason, for example, a scholarship application, please contact us.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an ESRC-recognised masters (or international equivalent) in economics, with an average mark of 63% or above.

The quality of an applicant's research proposal, and its fit with the school's supervisory capacity are important criteria in assessing applications, so it is important that candidates include a research proposal in their application.

The research proposal should include:

  • a statement about the research question
  • the methodology to be adapted
  • data requirements (if relevant)
  • references to recent literature on the topic published in leading acadamic journals

View information about the research interests and expertise of potential supervisors.

Language requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to demonstrate that their English meets the minimum level of proficiency demanded by the school. Details can be found on the online prospectus course pages.

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If you have any queries regarding applications to PhD courses or would like to find out more about our PhD programme, please contact us.



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