Ph.D. On Campus


University of Surrey

36 months
18700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Economics programme of the University of Surrey is seen as the second stage of a four-year programme. The first step is the MRes Economics programme lasting one year, and the PhD follows on from this, lasting three years (with the added possibility of extensions).


Why choose this programme

During the Economics programme of the University of Surrey, you’ll learn from dedicated research-active academics with expertise in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Macroeconomics 
  • Microeconomics 
  • Econometrics
  • Energy economics 
  • Health economics. 

Our PhD students have gone on to academic positions as lecturers and postdoctoral researchers in the UK and overseas, including institutions such as:

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Sussex
  • University of East Anglia
  • European University Institute
  • University of Glasgow
  • London School of Economics.

Our past students have also gone on to take leading positions in international institutions including:

  • International Monetary Fund
  • European Central Bank
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Bank of Canada
  • European Investment fund
  • Leading think tanks and economic consultancy firms.

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Big data and resampling techniques
  • Network and spatial econometrics
  • Quantile regression
  • The econometrics of auctions
  • Econometric identification
  • Quasi-experimental methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students enrolled in the MRes in Economics at the University of Surrey will automatically receive a conditional offer on application to the PhD during their MRes studies. The condition to progress into the PhD will be to pass the MRes at least with merit (60%).
  • Applicants from other institutions are expected to hold an MRes degree in a relevant discipline, normally with a first class honours (or equivalent). A minimum of two referees should be provided with your application. Applicants are also requested to submit a cover letter specifying their motivation to pursue a PhD in Economics at the University of Surrey and highlighting their broad research interests.
  • Applicants should also take the GRE exam.
  • IELTS Academic:  6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK: to be confirmed

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

University of Surrey


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!