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  PhD opportunities in Economics and Finance at Brunel University London


 Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Programme

Become a leading voice in Economics. Analyse critical issues in business and policy using our state-of-the-art econometrics.

Join Brunel University London's research community of economists and finance academics and investigate issues such as unemployment, debt and financial instability, focus on how a country’s economic performance is affected by its institutions, use state-of-the-art econometrics to analyse issues with crucial business or policy implications, and address economic issues related to European integrations.

Join our research areas

Accountancy and Corporate Governance

Conduct your research in Accounting and Finance especially if you have an interest in financial statement relevance, asymmetric information, and corporate governance.

Economic Development and Institutions

Take part in research activities covering economic development, institutional economics, political economy, labour economics, behavioural economics, economics of conflict, economic and political aspects of European integration.

Empirical Finance

Use state-of-the-art econometrics to analyse issues with crucial business or policy implications, and provide assistance to policymakers and market participants.

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Explore how individuals, businesses and societies can tap into creative and entrepreneurial flair to develop innovative solutions, to not only create economic value but also solve social and environmental problems.

Law, Economics and Finance

Make a wide societal impact through your research by engaging with policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders.


Enjoy first-rate research into macroeconomics aspects of a range of issues such as unemployment, debt, and financial instability.

How to apply?

As a doctoral researcher, you will be welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities, studentship, and learn more about our research by visiting our website.

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Where is Brunel?

Brunel University London is based in Uxbridge, London – 45minutes to Central London on the Metropolitan Line – which means you have great access to the heart of this beautiful city, and yet can enjoy the safety and convenience of a suburban campus housing over 15,000 students with all you need in one place. Take a look 

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 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%.

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