48 months
17050 GBP/year
5630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


 Our four-year pathway in the Department of Economics for the PhD Economics degree at University of Essex provides you with training to develop the research mind-set for PhD studies and gives you the chance to ask difficult questions, break intellectual boundaries and create new solutions to issues of global concern.

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Our four-year integrated PhD PhD Economics degree at University of Essex   follows the MRes Economics programme for year 1 before beginning the PhD study programme within the department in year 2.

You work closely with our creative and committed academics - researchers who are pioneering new solutions to these issues, inspiring your own research.

Your future

In recent years, our PhD students have obtained posts in a range of academic and non-academic institutions. 

These include universities such as Bath, Chicago, Dusseldorf, East Anglia, the London School of Economics, Mannheim, Oxford, Rochester, University College London, and organisations like the Office for National Statistics (UK), the Bank of England, Bank of Italy, Bank of Korea, Bank of Mexico, Central Bank of Colombia, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, European Commission JRC, the World Bank.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a undergraduate degree with first class honours, or equivalent, in a discipline related to economics such as Economics, Maths, Engineering, Finance, and Physics. In exceptional cases candidates with a lower degree class could be considered as long as they show a very strong performance in technical and theoretical subjects, including those for a Masters degree.
  • The degree should preferably contain some economics components including macroeconomics, microeconomics or econometrics.
  • You will normally be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17050 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5630 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Colchester

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.


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