University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Economics

This programme enables students to pursue their academic interests and learn methods in research, while providing them with thorough training in modern economics. Research can be divided into 4 areas: microeconomics; macroeconomics; applied economics and economic theory; labour and health economics. The micro theory group offers supervision and support across a range of subject specialisms, including political economy, monetary theory, labour economics (both theoretical and empirical), industrial organisation, real business cycles, econometrics and theory and intergenerational economics.

Entry requirements

Normally an MSc in economics with a distinction (A- or better) before starting the PhD; many students begin by taking the SGPE MSc in Edinburgh, but applications are welcome for direct entry into the PhD programme from those who have or expect to gain a distinction (or equivalent) in a Master's degree in economics from an internationally recognised and well-ranked university; if students do not have an MSc, or have an MSc in another subject, such as business or finance, they will not normally be admitted directly to the PhD programme; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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