School of Economics

Postgraduate Research Degrees

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The MRes/PhD is the normal route to a PhD in economics at Nottingham. It is an integrated programme consisting of a one-year Masters in Research followed by (up to) four years of study leading to a PhD in economics.

Students wishing to apply for a PhD in economics are normally expected to apply to our MRes/PhD programme. In exceptional circumstances, for example, having already completed an MRes or having substantial research experience, you may ask to be admitted directly to the first year of the PhD without completing the preliminary MRes year. The school's Admissions Officer, Dr Maria Garcia de la Vega, can provide advice on your eligibility for this route.

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Areas of supervision

You will be supported by two academic supervisors. View our current areas of supervision.

Postgraduate research degrees

Economics MRes/PhD

Our MRes/PhD includes:

  • one year of courses covering the tools, techniques and literature necessary for you to write a PhD dissertation at the forefront of the economics discipline
  • four years (maximum) of research under the guidance of world-renowned faculty
  • support and resources to enable you to participate in the scientific community and achieve a top job market placement

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In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, we are 5th in the UK for economics and econometrics, with 99% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.
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