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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary


Our PhD in Economics programme offers structured research training and supervision by subject experts. It begins with two years of rigorous coursework (MSc Economics (PhD Route) and MRes Advanced Economics), equipping you with the theoretical knowledge and analytical tools necessary to proceed to the research stage. Subject experts will guide and supervise you during your PhD programme. In addition to your thesis, an oral examination will form an integral part of the assessment of your doctoral research. We ensure that PhD students are fully integrated members of our research community. As a doctoral student, we will expect you to contribute fully to the advancement of knowledge within your chosen research area. Throughout your candidature, you will be active in presenting your work in the weekly PhD student workshop, which is supervised by faculty, and also in the weekly Economics Section internal workshop . You will also attend a third weekly Economics Section seminar , which is reserved mostly for invited external speakers. As a PhD student, you will also have an opportunity to seek feedback and share ideas with academics, business practitioners and your postgraduate peers from Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor Universities in a collaborative and friendly atmosphere at our annual Welsh Postgraduate Research Conference (WPGRC) in Business, Management and Economics, jointly funded by Cardiff Business School and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. Our PhD programme is a member of the Quantitative Economics Doctorate Network (QED) which provides PhD students with the opportunity of spending part of their time in any of the departments in the network. Each year, the QED network coordinates a conference for PhD students from the participating institutions providing students with the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, consisting of fellow PhD students as well as senior researchers.

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University information

Cardiff University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 80 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    140 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.53 71%



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