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Cardiff Business School PhD Bursaries in Economics

Reference Number: R989
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Funding Amount: Fees
Level of Study: Postgraduate Research
Regions: EU (Non UK), International (Non EU), UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

Key Studentship Information

Project Title: Cardiff Business School PhD Bursaries in Economics

Project Description:

Cardiff Business School invites applications for a number of PhD busaries in Economics for the 2013/14 academic year, commencing late September 2013.

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.

Cardiff Business School has an active Economics PhD Programme with more than 30 current students, and more than 20 faculty members active in research. We have recently increased the intake of first-year students to around 8 and seek applications from all countries for these places. 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. They are active in presenting their work in their own weekly PhD Student Workshop, which is supervised by faculty, and also in the weekly Economics Section Internal Workshop. They also attend the third weekly workshop, which is reserved mostly for visiting academics.

The School offers a number of Bursaries to support PhD study in Economics.

A variable degree of support is given, according to qualifications and the availability of funds. The bursaries will usually pay full tuition fees for UK/EU students and full or partial fees for Overseas students.

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


These bursaries are funded through the Business School and additional funds. The bursaries will usually pay full tuition fees for UK/EU students and full or partial fees for Overseas students.

Number of awards available: Multiple


The bursaries are available to UK, EU and International students.  Candidates will have a strong background in economics, including either a first class Honours degree in Economics or a good MSc result, from a good university department.

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 a PhD Bursary 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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