Ph. D. On Campus


University of Strathclyde

36 months
16000 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The research focus of the Economics department at the University of Strathclyde is on policy-relevant applied economics research, and we have specialists in applied microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.


The department is home to the Fraser of Allander Institute, a leading independent economic research institute focused on the Scottish economy. This can provide a key medium through which to engage with policy-makers and sell the relevance of your research.

We have a lively PhD programme in economics with a regular inflow of new students each year.

In the Economics programme at the University of Strathclyde, you'll benefit from a team of two supervisors with specialist knowledge in your field, and you'll have a dedicated desk and PC with software appropriate to your needs in our economics PhD space.

You'll join our economics research community, engage with our regular seminar series of external speakers, with our brown bag workshop series to explore early research ideas, and with our annual PGR Away Day where you will present your research.

Normal entry to a research degree is for PhD study, but you can also study for an MPhil and a DBA.

We offer an excellent academic environment in which to undertake your research degree. You'll benefit from: 

  • a lively research environment that is both rigorous and policy-focused
  • a collegiate group of PhD colleagues
  • regular meetings with your two supervisors
  • research methods training leading to a PGCert in Research Methodology
  • access to advanced training opportunities that are part of the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics
  • access to Strathclyde's Researcher Development Programme enabling you to enhance your transferrable skills

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Regional Economics
  • Energy Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

PhD & MPhil

We look for a strong first degree in Economics, or a degree in which economics was a major part, and a Masters degree in Economics that includes the following core classes:

  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • econometrics
  • dissertation
  • a range of relevant options
  • You'll have a good MBA degree from an AMBA accredited institution, although other Masters degrees containing a significant amount of economics may be accepted.
  • You'll also have a significant amount of work experience as a manager or consultant and we expect you to continue in a senior practice role throughout the programme. Ongoing support from your employer is also required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Rest of UK - £4407

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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