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Department research PhD scholarships 2019 - closes Wednesday 9 January 2019

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Profile Description

The Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield has an international reputation for practical and real world economics. We are a leading research University and economics department and our academic staff are among the top economic experts in their field.

Students that study a PhD with us receive excellent academic support, in a friendly, vibrant research environment with excellent facilities. 94% of our PhD students were satisfied with their training in the 2017 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey.

We are part of the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP). The partnership provides research students with a world-class environment to develop their discipline specific and interdisciplinary research skills.



The Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield is looking for talented graduates or postgraduates for fully funded 3-year PhD scholarships starting in October 2019.


The scholarships are funded by the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield which is looking for PhD students to support and collaborate on active research within the department in one the following research areas:


  • Economics of education and work
  • Economics of health and wellbeing
  • Economics of the firm organisation and governance
  • Economics of household finance
  • Macroeconomics, finance and development

Scholarships cover tuition fees, an annual stipend of £14,777, have their fees paid and a research training grant.

International students from outside of the EU are welcome to apply, however there are fewer funding opportunities available.

These are competitive opportunities based on your application and thesis proposal.


  • Our department research scholarship is open to UK, EU and overseas applicants.
  • Applicants should have experience of data handling and relevant analytical methods, preferably using STATA.
  • Applicants should normally possess, or expect to obtain, a masters degree in an appropriate subject (with good passes across modules) and also have an upper second or first class honours degree in an appropriate subject. A strong economics background is essential.
  • A high standard of spoken and written English.

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship candidates should complete an application form for admission as a PhD student through the University of Sheffield website.

Postgraduate online application form

Applications should include a CV including academic record (max. 2 pages); supporting statement (max. 2 pages); academic transcripts; two references; and a research proposal.

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Department research PhD scholarship 2019

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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