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Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

About the Programme

Cardiff Business School invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020 in the area of Economics

Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second-class honours degree, and an appropriate Master's degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applications can also be considered from holders of a first-class undergraduate degree in Economics or strongly related to Economics. The closing deadline for application is Monday 3rd February 2020 at 12 noon

We welcome applications for full time study and depending on academic background studentships are available:

- Normally, as a ‘1+1+2 studentship', involving two full-time years of research training, comprising of the MSc Economics and MRes Economics programmes, followed by two years of full-time Doctoral study
- In exceptional cases, as a ‘1+2' studentship, comprising of one full-time year of research training in the MRes Economics programme, followed by two years of full-time Doctoral study

Further details about the Economics PhD Programme here

Studentships commence in October 2020 and cover your tuition fees, a maintenance grant (currently £15,009 p.a. for 2019/20 for full-time students); and access to an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG). Other opportunities may include overseas fieldwork allowance, internships, overseas institutional visits and other grants.

A completed application form should be submitted by Monday 3 February 2020 at 12 noon. In the funding section, please select “I will be applying for a scholarship/grant” and “ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership”. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Please include:

1. Covering letter: Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Cardiff University, your understanding and expectations of doctoral study; your academic interests; particularly those relating to your proposed research. The letter should be no more than two pages.

2. Academic / Professional Qualifications: Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (7.0 IELTS minimum).

3. References: Two academic references. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application.

4. Curriculum Vitae: It should be no longer than two pages.

5. Research Proposal: The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following headings in your proposal:

  1. Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  2. Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  3. Proposed design/methods;
  4. Academic contributions of your research;
  5. Indicative bibliographic references.

Funding Notes

ESRC studentships are highly competitive. Candidates should have an excellent academic background in Economics, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree. Applications from those already holding an MSc in Economics may be considered for a 1+2 studentship.
Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.

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