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PhD opportunities in Economics and Finance at Brunel University London

About the Programme

Qualification type: MPhil / PhD
Location: Uxbridge, London
Mode of study: Full-time and Part-time

Welcoming environment for research students

 Doctoral research programmes (PhDs) take a proud place in the world-class research environment and community at Brunel. PhD students are recognised and valued by their supervisors as an essential part of their departments and a key component of the university's overall strategy to develop and deliver world-class research.

Research areas

Our research is focused in our five research areas: Economic Development and Institutions, Empirical Finance, Accountancy, Corporate Governance and Macroeconomics, and Health Economics. Within each group we have built a broad base of skills that allow us to respond to the ever-changing research environment. Each group encourages and supports individual researchers, from those just starting out as PhD students to those who have reached the highest levels of achievement. 

Economics and Finance

  • Brunel Macroeconomics Research Centre: Money and Banking; Finance and Growth, Macroeconomic Dynamics; Labour and International Economics; Financial Regulation.
  • Centre for Economic Development and Institutions: country's economic performance as affected by its institutions - institutions that function to secure property rights, govern firms, allocate credit, redistribute wealth, select political leaders, and so on.
  • Centre for Empirical Finance: Financial Econometrics; Risk Modelling; Micro Finance; International Finance; Computational Finance.
  • Centre for Accounting, Finance and Corporate Governance Studies: corporate finance, securities investment, financial accounting, corporate governance, financial markets and institutions including banks and insurance firms

Health Economics

  • Health Economics: Evaluation of health technologies; economics of public health; measurement and valuation of healthcare outcome; evaluation of the payback from expenditure on research 

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Research degrees at Brunel 

How to apply

Information about the application process can be found here


For general enquiries, please contact us here.

Funding Notes

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: View Website. The UK Government is also offering the Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.)

How good is research at Brunel University London in Economics and Econometrics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 26.20

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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