School of Economics

Postgraduate Research Degrees


The MRes/PhD is the normal route to PhD Economics at Nottingham. It is an integrated one year Masters in Research, from which students progress to the PhD in Economics.

It 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

There are potential scholarships available.

Students wishing to apply for a PhD in Economics are normally expected to apply to our MRes/PhD programme. In exceptional circumstances, students may ask to be admitted directly to the first year of the PhD (without completing the preliminary MRes year), but please note that these applicants would normally not be considered for school scholarships.

Research degree opportunities

View our course pages on the University prospectus:


How to apply

Once you've found the right research opportunity, please view our step-by-step guide, which will take you through the application process.

MRes/PhD brochure

postgraduate brochure

Download the economics MRes/PhD brochure

Facilities and support

The Graduate School supports postgraduates, offering a programme of services including training and development, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces. Experience student life by exploring areas such as accommodation, student services, sport centres, libraries and more.



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