University of York

University of York


The most advanced research degree offered by the department is the PhD in economics and there are 2 programmes leading to it: 3 year PhD programme; students who already hold or expect to obtain an MSc in economics can apply directly for a PhD in economics, whose standard length is 3 years.The 1 plus 3 programme; students, who do not hold an MSc in economics but have a Bachelor degree in economics with a very high average mark and a research proposal of outstanding quality, can be enrolled 1st on the MSc (for the year 0) and then in a PhD programme in years 1, 2 and 3. We also offer a less advanced programme i.e. the MPhil programme, whose standard length is 2 years.

Entry requirements

PhD applicants are usually required to hold a Bachelor degree in economics with a 2.1 or 1st class Honours (or overseas equivalent) and an MSc in economics or in a closely related discipline with a high average mark. MSc programmes providing little or no background in economics and econometrics or without formal examinations at post-graduate level in economics and econometrics do not meet the entry requirement. English language entry requirements which are described on our language requirements webpage. Students wishing to apply for an MPhil or PhD research degree must write a research proposal.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Graduate School Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323789