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Department of Economics, looking 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.

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 excellent 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.


Applications for PhD scholarships for 2017 entry have now closed.

Other PhD scholarship opportunities may be advertised, so check back at a later date.

PhD Scholarships for 2018 entry will be advertised in November 2017.

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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