University of York

University of York

Economics

The programme is intended for students who wish to acquire graduate-level skills in economic analysis and relevant quantitative techniques. It is designed for students who are embarked on, or intending to embark upon, careers in research agencies, consultancy firms, economic advisory services of governments, banks or international agencies, or as university teachers or researchers. The programme provides a sound training in best practice methods of mainstream economics, combined with the opportunities of studying optional areas in depth, and of gradual transition to research.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to apply for an MPhil or PhD research degree must write a research proposal. 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. For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum University English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four language components) or the equivalent are required.

Assessment methods

Research project.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,320 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,320 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,228 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years

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Postgraduate Administrator
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