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Department of Economics, a vibrant research environment where you will receive first class economics training

  • 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. 

Funding

Applications for PhD scholarships for 2018 entry have now closed. We expect PhD scholarships for 2019 entry to be advertised in November 2018. 

To keep an eye on these and any other PhD scholarship opportunities, please visit our scholarships webpage.

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should normally possess, or expect to obtain, a masters degree in an appropriate subject (with good passes across modules) and also have an upper second or first class honours degree in an appropriate subject. A strong economics background is essential.
  • All applicants need to be competent at spoken and written English. Applicants whose first language is not English AND who do not hold a degree from an English-speaking university will need to take an English language test - normally IELTS or TOEFL. For current test scores required please visit our departmental pages.
  • An interest and some research experience in the relevant field of economics would be desirable but not essential.

 

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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