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. The programme consists of a combination of taught courses and supervised independent research, leading to the completion of a PhD thesis. Our alumni have gone on to a wide range of careers.

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 pages on the University prospectus:

The Graduate School

The Graduate School supports postgraduates by facilitating best practice and offering a comprehensive programme of services including training and development opportunities, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces.


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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