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Cardiff Business School ESRC 1+3 / +3 funded PhD Studentships in Economics

Reference Number: R987
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Duration: 1+3 / +3 years
Funding Amount: Fees and stipend
Level of Study: Postgraduate Research
Regions: EU (Non UK), UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

Key Studentship Information

Project Title: Cardiff Business School ESRC 1+3 / +3 funded PhD Studentships in Economics

Project Description:

Cardiff Business School, supported by the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre (Wales DTC) invites applications for two fully-funded PhD studentships in Economics for the 2013/14 academic year.

Cardiff Business School was ranked 4th out of 90 UK business schools in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, and ‘excellent’ for teaching. Lively, elegant, confident and cosmopolitan, the city of Cardiff offers an excellent location in which to study. Students benefit from the combination of a small, friendly, inexpensive city with the cultural and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city.

Research in Economics at Cardiff Business School:

We have up to two fully-funded PhD Studentships available to start in late September 2013. The School particularly welcomes applications for the following project:

Regional Economic Modelling (contact: Prof Max Munday)
(Note: An additional stipend may be available for this project)

Applications in any of the specialised areas of research within the School’s economics section are also invited:

For further details on the Economics PhD at Cardiff Business School, please see our website.

Supervisors: To contact a member of academic staff to discuss your research proposal prior to making an application (strongly advised), please visit our website.


Studentships will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant and additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) for four years for full-time students. In 2012-13 the maintenance grant for full-time economics students is £16,590 (£3,000 p.a. above the standard rate) and the RTSG is £750, but the award levels for 2013-14 have yet to be published by the ESRC. You will also be entitled to a Cardiff Business School fieldwork allowance of £750 for the duration of the PhD phase.

Number of awards available: 2


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


We are able to recruit EU students for full awards in Economics without adhering to the current UK Research Council residential eligibility rules laid out above.  EU nationals must be able to demonstrate that they have been ordinarily resident (i.e. physically present) in the EU throughout the three-year period immediately preceding the start of the course for which they are seeking funding

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted via Cardiff’s Online Application Service.

Please indicate in the ‘Funding’ section of the Online Application Form that you are applying for an ESRC PhD Studentship in Economics.

Application Deadline: Please ensure your application and all supporting documents reach us no later than Friday 15 March 2013. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Further Information

Please direct enquiries to Ms Elsie Phillips (Secretary to the Doctoral Programme) via email or telephone +44 (0)29 2087 6786

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