Why choose this course
The Economics PhD at 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).
During your PhD, you’ll learn from dedicated research-active academics with expertise in a wide range of areas, including macroeconomics, microeconomics, energy economics, health economics and econometrics.
What you will study
Your first year will be spent studying core modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, while working on your research. The final two years of your PhD will be entirely dedicated to independent research, leading to a PhD dissertation.
You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to the teaching and research activity of the School.
Programme StructureResearch themes
- Big data and resampling techniques
- Spatial econometrics
- Quantiles regression
- The econometrics of auctions
- Econometric identification
- Quasi-experimental methods
- Structural modelling
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEconomics Finance View 42 other PhDs in Economics in United Kingdom
- 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.
International17600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17600 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Guildford
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