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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The most advanced research degree offered by the Department is the PhD in Economics and there are two programmes leading to it:

  • The 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 three years.
  • The 1+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 first on the MSc (for the Year 0) and then in a PhD programme in Years 1, 2 and 3.

The Department's research faculty is very large in size with more than 50 academic staff involved in supervision, many of whom are leading researchers in their area.

PhD students in York benefit from close integration into research activities through the research clusters in

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Theory
  • Health Econometrics and Data
  • Macroeconomics/Finance
  • Political Economy

and close cooperation with a number of research centres

Many former graduates from York are now senior academics in various countries around the world; while many others have gone on to secure high-level positions in business, finance and government.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,300per 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 York

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  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

First-rate teaching by leading academics, plus award-winning employability programmes, help to prepare students for the international labour market.
A home on campus in York’s college environment brings together a diverse community of students from over 150 countries, offering lifelong connections.
York offers a wide range of specialist support to international students, including orientation, a Writing and Language Skills Centre, and immigration advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    152 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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