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Economics, MPhil/PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Lincoln, United Kingdom
As a postgraduate researcher in Economics at University of Lincoln you can become an integral part of our research community, working with leading academics whose research has gone on to impact business, policy, and society on an international scale.
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Overview

There is an emphasis on your own independent critical investigation, supervised by an experienced team of academics. You can benefit from an active research community in the School, and research groups with which to align your study.

As a research student in Economics at University of Lincoln, you will have access to a structured programme of training supported by our Doctoral School. This aims to assist you in the development of the practical and critical skills which are necessary for this programme and are transferable to your career. There may be opportunities to participate in undergraduate teaching following relevant training.

Career and Personal Development

The University of Lincoln is part of the Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), a network of research-led universities providing specialist advanced training through the facilitation of events, retreats, and conferences to establish networks to share cross-regional expertise.

Throughout the research degree, students are encouraged to take part in all activities associated with developing a research career. The Researcher Development Programme from the Doctoral School considers career development pathways and students are encouraged to maintain training and development logs throughout their studies.

In some cases students will have the opportunity to support undergraduate students and experience seminar teaching. To support this, the University of Lincoln offers a range of teaching and learning activities and courses, and postgraduate students involved in teaching are encouraged to actively to take up these opportunities for development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      MPhil: 1.5-3 years. PhD: 2-4 years

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      MPhil: 2-4 years. PhD: 3-6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course covers a broad range of topics

  •  applied and theoretical microeconomics, 
  • macroeconomics including development economics, 
  • agricultural economics, 
  • economics of trade,
  •  internal economics financial economics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Normally candidates should hold a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in a relevant subject. You should also hold a Master’s degree, or international equivalent, at merit or above.
  • While academic credentials are important for a successful application we also pay great attention to the fit of students to both the programme and the research interests of our academic team. Applicants are assessed based on their previous academic performance, the quality of their research proposal, and the availability of suitable members of staff to supervise the chosen research topic.
  • If you would like to undertake a PhD, but do not currently have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, you may want to consider studying one of our Master's programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Part time

  • UK/EU: £2,204 per year
  • International:  £7,050 per year

Living costs for Lincoln

  • 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.

Funding

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