The University of Edinburgh
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Take IELTS test
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Minimum required score (Grade B):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
To be accepted onto the PhD programme you will need a Distinction or near Distinction at masters level in economics or equivalent or have substantial relevant research experience. If applicable you must be able to meet the minimum English language requirements.
For the PhD programme, it is essential that you have thorough grounding in the concepts and approaches necessary for research at this level.
For this reason, you should have:
If you do not have a MSc in economics, or you have a MSc in another subject such as business or finance, you will not normally be admitted directly to the PhD programme
Eligible UK and EU students will have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. Please note the deadline for submitting a scholarship application is 1 May 2014 and to be eligible to apply, you must already have been offered a place on the programme.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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