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Economics and Finance, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

At the Economics and Finance programme at Durham University we have a long history of internationally-recognised economics research and support some of the UK's major businesses and institutions.

What does the Centre for Macroeconomic Policy (CEMAP) do?

We focus on economic growth and ways to explain and understand it more clearly. Our researchers led by Professor Mauro Bambi and Professor Nigar Hashimzade investigate the broad determinants of economic growth, and the possible impact of this on individuals and wider society.

At the moment, we have ongoing projects covering a range of economic issues that affect economic growth such as inequality, finance, education, monetary and fiscal policy, and – in international terms – malnutrition, extreme poverty and low aspiration. In the future, we hope to open up our research to areas including understanding the connection between regional disparity in growth, lack of investment in education and training, and the skills gap.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our research is broad ranging and far reaching and includes: 

  • economic growth and policy; 
  • behavioural economics and finance; 
  • quantitative research in financial economics; 
  • environmental and energy economics. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • English language requirements
  • For UK students: A Masters degree, normally with a mark of at least 65% in your Masters dissertation.
  • For non-UK students: A degree that is equivalent to a UK Masters. You also need to have completed and passed (at a level equivalent to at least 65%) a dissertation module.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time tuition fees:

  • Home/EU: £2,400
  • Overseas: £10,600

Living costs for Durham

  • 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

  • Durham University is delighted to offer a wide range of full and partial funding opportunities to outstanding applicants wishing to study towards Masters and doctoral degrees. 

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