Ph.D. On Campus


University of Leeds

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The Department's research centre, the Applied Institute for Research in Economics (AIRE) supports and disseminates research in Economics at the University of Leeds.


The Economics research programme from the University of Leeds takes an interdisciplinary approach, with strong local, national and international partnerships. We work with other disciplines – business, social sciences, and STEM.

Research proposals

The Economics Department within Leeds University Business School is interested in receiving proposals in the following areas of research:
  •  Work, labour and organisation
  •  Financialisation and globalisation
  •  Development and wellbeing
  •  Environment, infrastructure, innovation and the circular economy
  •  The macro economy and macroeconomic policy

Programme Structure

Expertise of research area
  • development
  • econometrics
  • environment
  • financialization
  • globalization
  • human wellbeing
  • innovation
  • labour
  • macroeconomics
  • organisations
  • work

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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General requirements

Candidates should ideally have a first-class or at least a good upper second-class undergraduate degree.

Candidates should hold a British Masters degree (or equivalent degree from an overseas university) or an equivalent professional qualification:

  • with a minimum average score of 60 percent (or equivalent); and
  • in an appropriate academic discipline. Appropriate academic disciplines include those directly related to the subject specialisms of the Business School (accounting and finance, economics, international business, management, marketing and work and employment relations) or providing skill sets which are particularly relevant to the PhD research project (for example, social research methods, linguistics, mathematics, statistics, psychology, etc.)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 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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