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Queen Mary University of London School of Economics and Finance MRes/PhD Economics and Finance programmes – Studentships available

  School of Economics and Finance

About the Programme

Queen Mary University of London School of Economics and Finance MRes/PhD Economics and Finance programmes – Studentships available


Queen Mary University of London is a Russell Group, research-intensive university. The School of Economics and Finance at QMUL is home to more than 40 research active faculty, and a vibrant community of PhD students, working in a wide range of research areas, including macroeconomics, microeconomic theory and game theory, applied microeconomics, econometric theory, time series analysis, theoretical and empirical finance, and financial econometrics.

School Studentships

The School of Economics and Finance offers generous financial support to accepted MRes/PhD candidates (both UK and international) on a competitive basis. Full and partial 2+3 and +3 funding options are available. The funding package includes a £24,264 (22/23 rates) annual stipend during the PhD years and a minimum annual stipend of £19,668 (22/23 rates) in the MRes years, with a full fee waiver for all years.

The application deadline for internal studentships opens on 5 December 2022 and closes on 5 February 2023. Admissions will be determined on a rolling basis, so we encourage early applications. However, all applications made within this time frame will be given full consideration.

External Funding

1.     Queen Mary University of London is a partner institution in one of the largest Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships in the country. The London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) partnership, with King’s College London and Imperial College, provides over 50 funded ESRC studentships a year across a range of interdisciplinary areas to applicants meeting the ESRC eligibility criteria. Please visit the LISS DTP website for details of the studentship competition. At Queen Mary, Year 1 Mres students can apply for the 1+3 year funding option for Year 2 of MRes onwards.

2.     Studentships are also available to international applicants in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). For further information on funding, please see the School’s website for details and related deadlines.


MRes (2 years)

Applicants should have a very strong quantitative background.  

Applicants must hold a BSc in Economics, Finance or a related subject or an MSc in Economics or Finance or equivalent to be eligible to apply to the MRes/PhD programme.

For further details on our entry requirements and how to apply:

-     Masters of Research in Economics

-     Masters of Research in Finance


For enquiries please contact the School’s Postgraduate Research Administrator:

Mr Oliver Grabowski

PhD Administrator

School of Economics and Finance

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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