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Cardiff Business School PhD Bursaries in Economics (Partial Scholarship/Bursary)

Reference Number: R1155
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Duration: 4 years
Funding Amount: varies
Level of Study: Postgraduate Research
Regions: EU (Non UK), International (Non EU), UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

Key Studentship Information

Cardiff Business School has an active Economics PhD Programme with around 45 current students, and more than 20 faculty active in research. Financing is available from a variety of funding sources and is awarded on a competitive basis.

Our programme involves two years of course work, the first at the MSc Economics level in core subjects. The MSc programme, while open to others, is focused on those who are planning to continue in the PhD programme. The second year MRes Advanced Economics programme includes advanced study in the core areas of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Econometrics and Numerical Methods, plus a variety of elective fields including Monetary Economics, Monetary Policy, International Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Macroeconometrics, Public Finance, Finance, and Mathematical Finance.

Students within the programme originate from the UK, Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Greece and Post-Soviet countries. You will be active in presenting your work in your own weekly PhD Student Workshop, which is supervised by faculty, and also in the weekly Economics Section Internal Workshop. You may also attend the third weekly workshop, which is reserved mostly for visiting academics.

Supervision: To contact a member of academic staff to discuss your research proposal prior to making an application (strongly advised), see the our Faculty Interests page.

Start Date: Late September 2014


These bursaries are generously funded by the Cardiff Business School and various external sources. They will usually cover full UK/EU tuition fees or partial-to-full Overseas fees for four years and a further £750 over the duration of the PhD for research training support and field work

Number of Awards: Variable


Nationality: Open to all students of any nationality without restrictions (UK/EU and International).

Academic Criteria: We are seeking exceptional applicants with a first-class or very good upper second Honours degree (or equivalent), and a Masters degree (or equivalent) with an average mark of at least 65%.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted via Cardiff’s Online Application Service – for details see How to Apply

In the ‘Funding’ section of the Online Application Form, please indicate that you are applying for a Cardiff Business School PhD Bursary in Economics. Guidance for sending/uploading supporting documents is also available via your Online Application account.

Applicants should use the ‘Research Proposal’ section of the application form (approx 500 words) to set out their doctoral thesis and project in summary. They should use the ‘Personal Statement’ section (approx 500 words) of the application form to set out their academic background and interests and their reasons for wanting to pursue postgraduate research study.

Academic References – all admissions applications require two references to be submitted in support. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline and have submitted their references by this date as we will be using these to help us evaluate your application. (N.B. The University does not approach referees on your behalf)

Academic Transcripts – where applicable, academic transcripts must be submitted with the online admissions application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.

English language – for students whose first language is not English, evidence of proficiency in the English language is required e.g. normally a score of 100 in the iBT TOEFL, or band 7.0 on IELTS (writing scored 7.0, with no subscore less than 6.5).

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Please ensure your application and all supporting documents reach us no later than 21 February 2014.

Further Information

For enquiries and further information, please contact:
Ms Elsie Phillips
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6786

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