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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    7 years

Course summary

Our three-year pathway in the Department of Economics for the PhD economics degree provides you with training to develop the research mind-set for PhD studies and gives you the chance to ask difficult questions, break intellectual boundaries and create new solutions to issues of global concern. You work closely with our creative and committed academics - researchers who are pioneering new solutions to these issues, inspiring your own research.

We are renowned for our research expertise in a number of areas of economics, including the following:

  • Behavioural economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Industrial organisation, market structure and firm behaviour
  • Political economy
  • Social networks
  • Economic theory
  • Financial economics and economics of banking
  • International economics
  • Macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy
  • Public finance
  • Search and matching
  • Development economics
  • Family and health economics including gender, population, and migration
  • Labour economics including inequality and the economics of crime
  • Microeconometrics
  • Spatial econometrics and cross-sectional dependence
  • Semi and nonparametric econometrics
  • Time series econometrics

The Department of Economics are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of our research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).

You receive training in research methods and tools starting with the modules offered in the MRes Economics programme, followed by advanced research training and expert supervision to reach your full potential, as well as access to top quality research facilities. We also guarantee office space for you from the second year of your PhD studies in our PhD Research Centre, giving you the space and tools to work.

Application deadline

17 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 8,115per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 80 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    105 47%

    58th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    49th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    10

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