What's it like to study a PhD in Public Policy?
Doing a PhD in Public Policy, you will become proficient in the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio which spans economics, decision-making, politics and institutions, and science, technology and policy studies.
Some typical research topics in Public Policy include:
- applied microeconomics
- behavioural economics and decision science
- environmental economics
- international trade
- economic development
Typical Public Policy PhD research projects take between three and four years to complete. As well as undertaking research training within your department, you will also attend external meetings and conferences and may be submitting research posters as your research develops.
To be awarded your PhD, you must submit a thesis of about 60,000 words and defend it during your viva exam.