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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-22, APR-22, OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

For our PhD Economics within ISER, we offer supervision in applied microeconomics and microeconometrics, which should interest you if you plan to use socio-economic survey data in your research. We offer supervision in economics of the family; education; migration; labour markets; retirement and pension; health economics; inequality, poverty and income distribution; public policy; and ethnicity. As we have extensive experience in the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, we also welcome those interested in researching panel data and survival analysis, missing data, measurement error, endogeneity, and other estimation issues. You will be supervised by some of the world’s leading experts in their field. Studying with us will open doors to an academic career for you, as well as to a professional life in government departments, international organisations and statistical institutions. Several of our PhD students now work at: Department of Economics, University of Chicago, USA; Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia; Department of Economics and Public Finance, University of Turin, Italy; Department of Economics, University of Linz, Austria; Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Italy; Applied Microeconomics Research Unit, University of Minho, Portugal; and School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University, Canada. As part of our wide offering of studentships, we currently have three research opportunities in the areas of sociology and economics. These projects are studentships linked with the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSOC), which is hosted at our Institute for Social and Economic Research at our Colchester Campus. You can find out more on our Postgraduate Research Opportunities webpage. We also offer an Mphil in this subject. Please note, part-time research study is also available.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,230per 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

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  • 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

    39th out of 80 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    105 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%



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