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Masters Excellence Scholarshipsup to £500,000 in tuition fee discounts available

Economics (PhD)

4 years (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Note: this 4-year programme includes 2 years of research training (a Masters in Economics and an MRes in Advanced Economics)

The Economics section of Cardiff Business School is responsible for the teaching and research in economics at Cardiff University.

Special Features

Programme Description

We offer a full range of expertise, but the following areas are of particular strength:

Entry Requirements

Students applying to pursue a specialist PhD in Economics must have a Masters degree in Economics (or its equivalent) and an interest in pursuing in-depth research in an appropriate area.

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (writing scored 7.0, with no subscore less than 6.5). Copies of appropriate English language certificates must be supplied with your application.

How to Apply

Please complete the online application form Doctor of Philosophy (Economics - MSc/ MRes 2+2) (October Start).

Applicants are required to include a research proposal of 3 to 4 pages.

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2014.

Available Funding

Each year a number of funded PhD studentships are available via the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, or Cardiff Business School. Please visit Cardiff Business School’s website for further information.

Next intake: October each year

School Contact

Name: PhD Programme Office, Cardiff Business School  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6786 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4419 


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