The Economics programme offered by The University of Edinburgh has an impressive history of high rankings for our postgraduate research. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 25% of our research was judged world-leading in its originality, significance and rigour, while a further 45% was judged internationally excellent.
There are 34 staff members and around 30 PhD students.
While many of our PhD graduates choose to remain in academia as lecturers and researchers, some pursue careers in other sectors. Recent PhD graduates have found employment as researchers and analysts with the World Bank, the Bank of England and The Economist, as well as other private and public organisations.
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A UK masters degree with distinction, or its international equivalent, in economics.
If you do not hold a masters, or if your masters is in another subject, you will not normally be admitted directly to the PhD.
The criteria we will use to decide upon admission will include:
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PhD full-time fees
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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