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PhD scholarship in the Department of Economics

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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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 is looking for a talented graduate or postgraduate for fully funded PhD opportunities starting in October 2020.

Scholarships are available for UK and EU students to make interdisciplinary and collaborative PhD applications linking your thesis proposal to one of the below WRDTP themes:

  • Cities, Environment and Liveability
  • Civil Society, Development and Democracy
  • Data, Communication and New Technologies
  • Education, Childhood and Youth
  • Security, Conflict and Justice
  • Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity
  • Wellbeing, Health and Communities

Scholarships cover tuition fees, an annual stipend of £15,009, 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.

How to apply

You will need to complete the postgraduate online application form and receive an offer of a place. Then if you receive an offer you will need to make a scholarship application.

Postgraduate online application form

Deadline: Monday 13 January 2020

For further information please visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/economics/phd

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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