Building on our successful ESRC-recognised PhD/MPhil we have developed a new 2+2 American-style structure for our programme to meet the international standard demanded for a PhD-training in Economics.
In the first year a MSc-equivalent training is provided, that is, year 1 will entail one of our well-established MSc courses (MSc Economics, MSc Econometrics, MSc Economics & Econometrics, MSc Financial Economics).
Year 2 consists of advanced PhD level coursework and preparation of a detailed research proposal; direct entry into year 2 requires a prior Master degree of appropriate standard and content, such as at least a merit from one of the Manchester degrees mentioned above, or equivalent from elsewhere.
Research is full-time in years 3 and 4, leading to submission of the thesis at the end of year 4 (although extensions to a 5th year for writing up are possible). Upon successful completion of the programme (whether entering in year 1 or 2), degrees of PhD and MRes will be awarded.
The University of Manchester training programme is part of the ESRC's newly accredited North-West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) where Economics PGR training is provided jointly by us and our partner institutions from Lancaster and Liverpool.
The School of Social Sciences is now based in a brand new purpose-built building which allows 24/7 access.
There is shared workspace available for research students within the Discipline Area and also a dedicated area in the atrium with computer terminals
The Areas of Research Training (ARTs) that we offer at Manchester are;
- Financial Economics
- Behavioural Economics
- Environmental Economics
- Development Economics
- Econometrics and Applied Economics
- Microeconomics and Mathematical Economics
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- To enter directly into year 2 of the 4 year programme, you will normally be expected to have achieved a high level of performance in a postgraduate programme in economics.
- For entrance into year 1 of the 4 year programme, you will normally be expected to have achieved a high level performance in an undergraduate and/or a postgraduate programme in economics.
- Applicants with a high level of performance in any of the following Manchester PG programmes would normally be expected to enter Year 1 of the PhD/MRes programme although direct entry into Year 2 is considered on a case-by-case basis.
- English language
International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- The School of Social Sciences and the Economics Discipline Area have up to 10 studentships for 2017/2018.
- Candidates wishing to be considered for funding MUST apply before the 15 January 2017 deadline.
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