Newcastle University

Newcastle University


Our Economics MPhil and PhD programmes aim to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and practice in the area of Economics. The programmes are designed to give you greater depth to your professional life and to equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-intensive economy. Our research is organised into 15 research centres and groups. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. A brief outline of some of the disciplines is outlined below. The Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics (ATM) group focuses on issues in theoretical microeconomics and applied microeconomics. The Applied Econometrics (AE) group is an interdisciplinary School research group with members from both the Economics and the Accounting and Finance subject groups. The Economics of Safety, Health, Environment and Risk (ESHER) research group brings together some world-leading research in health economics and the economics of safety and environment. The Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications (MAnA) group focuses on the ever-evolving boundaries between economic theory and real world phenomena. The Economics groups offer supervision across the broad range of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and have a good number of doctoral students in these areas.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree and preferably a merit at Master's or an international equivalent in a relevant subject; if you do not have a Master's degree, the School has a range of Master's programmes on offer; alternatively, you may apply for 1+3 funding under the Doctoral Training Centre in which you first complete the MA in Finance and Economics (Research) before proceeding to the PhD track; this Master's degree is designed for applicants who have a relevant undergraduate degree but require research methods and subject-specific training in finance and / or economics; if you already have a Master's degree that is not recognised by the ESRC as a Research Masters degree, and if you are funded through the Doctoral Training Centre, you will be expected to complete a PG Certificate in Research Methods as part of the Faculty Research Training Programme in your 1st year of doctoral study; this option may be available to other PhD students; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.5 in written English, 6.5 in speaking, and a minimum 6.0 in all other sub skills.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months
MPhil Full-time - 12 months
MPhil Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Newcastle University Business School
Telephone number: 
0191 208 1584