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Department of Economics, fully funded PhD opportunities

  • 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.

The research we do influences and informs real economic policy that makes a difference in the world. Our staff are active researchers, advising government departments in the UK and internationally and publishing their work in some of the world's leading academic journals.

Students that study a PhD with us receive first class academic support, in a friendly, vibrant research environment with excellent facilities.

We are part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (WRDTP) in Social Sciences. The centre is a multidisciplinary training centre for PhD students in social science, providing training and collaboration opportunities, with academics and other students from other universities in Yorkshire.


The Department of Economics are looking for talented graduates or postgraduates for fully funded PhD opportunities starting in September 2017.

We strongly encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative PhD applications that link your proposal to one of the below WRDTP themes:

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

Scholarships cover tuition fees, an annual stipend of around £14,000 and a research training grant.

These are competitive opportunities based on your application and thesis proposal.

For further information please visit http://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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