There are currently over 50 PhD students undertaking economics research programmes at Glasgow. Programmes are offered in Economics, Finance and Quantitative Finance.
As an Economics PhD student at University of Glasgow, you will have opportunities to:
- present and discuss your work in progress with colleagues and staff members as part of the Economics workshop programme for PhD students
- take advanced MSc courses to develop your skills where appropriate
- benefit from the College of Social Sciences Graduate School Research Training programme, where appropriate
As a research student you may have the opportunity to become a Graduate Teaching Assistant, delivering tutorials to first and second year undergraduate students and help with assessment of undergraduate assignments and examinations. Teaching is payable at a University-wide hourly rate and it is anticipated that an active GTA, subject to suitability and availability, should be able to earn up to £1,500 per annum. GTAs undergo compulsory training. PhD researchers may have the opportunity to become GTAs from their second year. Vacant posts are advertised towards the end of semester 2.
Full-time students are allocated office space and are provided with their own PC and printing facilities.
Supervisors and students are required to complete an Annual Progress Report in April/May of each academic year. All Progress Reports are reviewed by the PhD Convenor and by the College's Graduate School. A satisfactory progress report is a prerequisite for student registration in the following academic session. Final assessment involves the submission of a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words and an oral examination (viva voce).
Programme StructurePhD programmes are offered in
- Quantitative Finance
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesEconomics Finance Accounting View 28 other PhDs in Accounting in United Kingdom
- Transcripts/degree certificate
- Two references
- A research proposal (3000 words maximum)
- Name of potential Supervisor
International19350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19350 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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