PhD Economics / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
4/5 years (full-time) 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, to the very least , 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+1+3 Stream: High level performance in degree equivalent to BSc or MA in Economics from the University of Manchester.
  • 2. 1+3 Stream: High level performance in degree equivalent to the training in the MSc phase of our PhD programme .

GRE: Starting 2019/20 GRE is mandatory for all applicants. It is used as one component out of many in our considerations. We are looking for the 'right fit' for the PhD programme and use all of the admissions criteria to make a decision. A very high score does not necessarily give a stronger chance of admission and a lower score does not automatically eliminate a candidate. Nevertheless, in previous years offer holders did not normally score bellow 160 in the quantitative section.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y N N N

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 2019 Summer Meeting of the European Economic Society and the Econometric Society.

Open days

The University holds an annual PGR open day, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and programmes.

On this day, you will find out more about the School of Social Sciences, our Economics department, and our resources.

You'll also be able to meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

For more information and to book your place, see open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £19,000

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 .

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'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.

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

For any queries, please email vicky.barnes@manchester.ac.uk .

If you wish to be considered for  Research Council (ESRC) funding you must submit your complete programme application by 6 January 2020 at the latest.

Please note that you are required to contact your referees (the School does not contact referees directly).

References may be uploaded with your other supporting documents during the application process or emailed directly to pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Vicky Barnes
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 4743
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 2450
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/economics
School/Faculty

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