University of Essex
Supervision is offered for economics in the following fields: applied econometrics; development economics; econometric theory; economics of the family; economic theory; finance; game theory and applications; industrial organisation; international trade; labour economics; macroeconomics; monetary economics; networks; and public economics; our interdisciplinary PhD programme provides progression that includes advanced economic methods and data analysis, with links to research programmes in our Institute of Economic and Social and Economic Research and other social science departments at Essex; holders of Essex PhDs often obtain appointments in government or international organisations, and many embark upon academic careers in UK universities and around the world; in recent years, completing graduates have been appointed to lectureships and research posts at a range of universities including Chicago; the London School of Economics; Leicester; Loughborough; St Andrews and East Anglia; among others.
For research study within our Department of Economics, we normally require a good Honours degree in economics, or equivalent, and a good performance in MA/MSc Economics, or equivalent. A well developed research proposal is also essential. However, if you do not have a Master's degree, we also offer a 4-year integrated PhD, where your 1st year is spent doing a Master's before embarking on your research. This preparatory year ensures you develop your knowledge before embarking on your independent research. If English is not your 1st language, then we will require you to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment methods include thesis.
UK or EU students can apply for ESRC award, as the PhD programme is recognised by the ESRC for '1 + 3' research studentships funding; overseas applicants may be nominated by the Department for UK government Overseas Research Studentship; some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,975 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,975 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Department of Economics