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Economics PhD scholarship opportunities at the University of Bristol

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

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 The Department of Economics at the University of Bristol is pleased to invite applications for several MRes/PhD scholarships in economics (any field). Successful applicants will study for the 12-month MRes Economics degree, followed by a PhD in Economics.


The awards will be for four years - one year of MRes and three years of PhD - starting in the autumn of 2019. The scheme pays a stipend, currently £15,000 per year, and waives the full tuition fee for UK, EU and Overseas students.
Award-holders may be required to teach 50–90 contact hours each year during the PhD years, and to undertake marking/grading duties. They will also be expected to undertake teacher training as assigned. Teaching is paid by the hour, in addition to the stipend.


Awards are renewable at the end of each year, subject to satisfactory academic progress and teaching performance, for up to four years of funding. Admission to the PhD from the MRes is subject to academic performance and the availability of supervision in the candidate's chosen area.


Applicants should hold, or be close to completing, a strong master's degree (distinction or merit), or a very strong undergraduate degree (1st or 2.1), in economics, mathematics or another quantitative discipline.
Applicants already holding an MRes Economics degree or equivalent can be considered for direct entry into the PhD programme with 3.5 years of funding. These applicants should prepare a 1000-word research proposal that lies within the interests of one or more potential supervisors in the Department and upload it as part of their PhD application.

To be considered, submit an online application to the MRes Economics programme by 12 noon GMT on Tuesday 21 January 2020. Candidates who already hold an MRes Economics degree or equivalent can apply directly to the PhD Economics programme by the same deadline. You also need to email , by the same deadline, to say you have submitted your MRes Economics or PhD Economics application and would like to be considered for funding.
Chinese nationals who already hold an MRes Economics degree or are currently enrolled in an MRes Economics programme are advised to apply to the PhD programme by 12 noon GMT on Monday 20 January 2020 to be considered for CSC funding.


For further information about the MRes and PhD programmes, the Department of Economics, potential supervisors and how to apply, click here.

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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