PhD Economics / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
4 to 5 years depending on point of entry
Entry requirements

Streams : The 1+3 stream consists one year of PhD level teaching followed by 3 years of research. The 1+1+3 stream consists of one year of MSc teaching followed by the 1+3 stream.

High level of performance: Achieving an average of 65% in coursework with no unit marks below 55% for both UG and PG degrees as well as 65% mark for dissertation. Normally, offer holders tend to achieve much higher standards than this.

Degree Requirement : Economics degree training should be equivalent to the training given at the University of Manchester. Applicants with degree in quantitative fields other than economics will be considered on a case by case basis. We will not normally consider applicants whose previous studies have been in non-quantitative fields. Our criteria are:

  • 1+1+3 Stream: High level performance in degree equivalent to BSc or MA in Economics from the University of Manchester.
  • 1+3 Stream: High level performance in degree equivalent to the training in the MSc phase of our PhD programme .

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply Online

Please ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, as incomplete applications may not be considered.

Application Deadlines

Admission to studying for a PhD is highly competitive, so please allow as much time as possible to prepare your application, browse our research pages and academics' profiles, and familiarise yourself with the application process and any important deadlines.

You must submit your application before the deadline below to be considered. You will not be able to apply after this deadline has passed.

  • September 2023 entry: 30 June 2023

Whilst there is an application deadline for the PhD programme in Economics, applications are considerered on a rolling basis. However, to be considered for external funding sources (e.g. ESRC NWSSDTP), you need to apply far enough in advance of the relevant external funding deadlines, which are usually much earlier than the programme deadline listed above. For internal studentships from the School of Social Sciences, there is no formal deadline for Economics but we advise you to apply as early as possible.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme overview

  • Join a vibrant and active research hub, with weekly seminars in macroeconomics, economic theory and applied economics.
  • Benefit from staff with expertise across all areas of economics.
  • We host prestigious events such as the Annual Conferences of the Royal Economic Society and the Summer Meeting of the European Economic Society and the Econometric Society.

Open days

To find out what studying on a postgraduate research programme at Manchester is like, visit our Open days and study fairs page and explore our virtual open week or future on-campus and international events.

Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £4,596
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,500

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Scholarships/sponsorships

We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a variety of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend, including school and departmental studentships and the President's Doctoral Scholar award .

Many of our PGRs also receive funding externally from places such as research councils, foundations and international government funding bodies.

Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of February for programmes starting the following September, and many external funders have earlier application deadlines.

The Research Council funding deadline is normally the beginning of February, so, to ensure that we have sufficient time to consider your application, you must have submitted your application by mid-January at the very latest. 

If you wish to be considered for funding available via the Research Council and the School Studentships you will need to contact our admissions team for up-to-date information.

If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.

Doctoral loans may be available through the UK government for those studying PhDs and equivalent doctoral programmes including professional doctorates. UK nationals who are ordinarily resident in England, aged 59 or under, who are not already receiving funding via a UK Research Council, are eligible.

Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our funding database search tool .

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
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Telephone
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/economics
School/Faculty

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