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Economics, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
The Economics programme from University of Bristol carries out research into most of the major fields of economics. It has a distinctive focus and reputation, combining high-level advances in economic theory, structural modelling and econometrics with innovative research in public policy.
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Overview

The quality of the department's research has been evident in the most recent research assessments. In the Times Higher Education analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework, the Department of Economics was ranked sixth in the UK, with a high proportion of its research activity rated in the top category.

Careers

Many of our PhD graduates pursue careers in research, in academia or elsewhere. The Economics programme from University of Bristol also provides you with a sound basis for careers in finance, business management, public service or teaching. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We welcome applications for admission at any time of year, though early application is advised.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Four years full-time (minimum period of study three years).

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas included:

  • Econometrics
  • Eonomic theory
  • Labour economics
  • Macroeconomics, growth and development
  • Public organisation and applied microeconomics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    94

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • The standard entry route into the PhD is from the MRes Economics programme, conditional on academic results and the availability of supervision. 
  • Candidates with an MRes or MPhil Economics degree from another institution, or a very strong MSc Economics or equivalent degree, can also be considered for direct entry into the PhD programme. Applicants whose master's-level studies have been outside Europe, the US and Canada are strongly recommended to provide GRE scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4365 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4365 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Part time fees: EU/EEA: 2,183 GBP per year
  • FT fees: Channel Islands/Isle of Man: 9,365 GBP per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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