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The award
DPhil, PhD

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 4180 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16740 per year

All study options

About Economics at University of Birmingham

The PhD programme in Economics is designed to train doctoral researchers to conduct research of high academic merit and to make important and original contributions to the subject.

Doctoral researchers are expected to participate to the fullest possible extent in the life of the Department. Amongst other things this means attending seminars organised by the Department thereby helping expose doctoral researchers to new ideas emanating from outside their own area of specialisation. It also requires actively participating in PhD workshops and conferences organised by Research Groups and institutions outside the University of Birmingham.

Ultimately all doctoral researchers will have the ability to identify and pursue cutting edge research questions, characterise and solve economic problems using advanced mathematical tools, and test hypotheses using highly sophisticated statistical techniques. They should be able to derive policy implications from their research and communicate these to policy makers in a manner which is comprehensible. They will also be able to peer review others' research and offer constructive criticism, and to extend the frontiers of the discipline through their own innovative research.

Doctoral researchers may choose to become academics, work in Government, supranational organisations or in the research arms of major financial institutions. They are expected to achieve a substantial understanding of contemporaneous economic issues enabling them to take a lead in ongoing debates within society. They will be aware of and understand the function of key economic institutions and be capable of explaining stylised economic facts to diverse audiences.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDPhil, PhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4180 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16740 per year
  • The awardDPhil, PhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 - 7 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2090 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band.

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