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Research opportunities in the Department of Economics and Related Studies

  Department of Economics & Related Studies

 Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

About the Programme

Our pioneering work in new fields such as health, development and experimental economics alongside our long-established excellence in more traditional areas such as finance, macroeconomics and econometrics has confirmed York as a world-leader in economic research.

We offer two research degree programmes:

Integrated PhD in Economics

PhD in Health Economics

Why us?

  • We rank jointly in the top 10 for impact and is joint 14th for research in the UK - according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021)
  • 92% of our research outputs, 100% of our research impact and 100% of our environment (the support we give to our researchers) are rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (4* or 3*)
  • One of only three institutions to receive five stars from the Centre of Higher Education Development for postgraduate economics

York has a vibrant research community led by enthusiastic and experienced academic staff. We're involved in many significant projects spanning traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our researchers work across a number of key sub-disciplines:

We offer:

  • A diverse, closely integrated academic community, committed to research excellence
  • Our four-year Integrated PhD is an innovative programme within an active and stimulating research environment that will provide you with a thorough training in economics for researchers, and a structured pathway to undertaking your doctoral research.
  • We also offer a PhD in Health Economics which is a three-year course with the option of taking a further writing-up year.
  • Regular events and seminars with a range of guest speakers
  • Opportunities for funded studentships

What next?

Check that your research interests align with the expertise of at least one (and preferably two) of our staff, and then complete an online application.

Contact us

+44 (0)1904 323788

Research degrees in the Department of Economics and Related Studies

Research in the Department of Economics and Related Studies

Department of Economics and Related Studies

Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to confirm funding from a university or external source. This may depend on attracting suitable students and applications are welcome. Please see the programme details for more information.

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