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PhD study in the Department of Economics


  Department of Economics


About the Programme

We are seeking talented and enthusiastic students to join the PhD programme in Economics at the University of Sheffield from September 2022.

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

Students that study a PhD with us receive excellent academic support and advanced research training, 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), providing research students with a world-class environment to develop their discipline specific and interdisciplinary research skills.

Applications are welcomed in all economics topics. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with research interests in the following speciality areas of our research-active staff:

  • Financial Economics
  • Gender, Race and Inequality
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Economics and Development
  • Labour Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Sports Economics
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Urban, Regional and Environmental Economics
  • Macroeconomics

Applicants must demonstrate an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research, with a master degree in economics or related topics at an equivalent level.

Funding opportunities

Applications are now open for scholarships awarded by the department providing maintenance and tuition fees. These will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and research potential. The studentships are open to all nationalities and subject areas. Other PhD funding is also available via the ESRC White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships and the China Scholarship Council.

Get in touch

Please visit the Department of Economics PhD web page for more information. If you have any questions, please contact  or the PhD programme directors Prof. Alberto Montagnoli () and Dr. Enrico Vanino ().


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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