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Department of Economics, scholarships available for talented PhD students

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

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 are looking for talented graduates or postgraduates for fully funded PhD opportunities starting in September 2018.

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
  • 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 £14,553, 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.

Entry requirements

  • A Masters degree in economics or be currently studying for a Masters degree in economics.
  • An interest and some research experience in the relevant field of economics would be desirable but not essential.
  • A high standard of spoken and written English is required.

How to apply

Visit the Department of Economics webpage for details.

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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