The School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh is looking for outstanding candidates to take up fully funded PhD opportunities.

We offer supervision on a wide range of topics, with particular strengths in:

  • Economic Theory (contract theory, game theory, micro and macro)
  • Labour Economics (micro and macro)
  • Applied Econometrics (micro, macro, health and education)
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Our doctoral programme

Our doctoral programme is structured to ensure that you receive training throughout your first year including in the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. You will also begin to develop your research. After first year, you will focus on your research and the development of your thesis.

Our research community

The University of Edinburgh is ranked amongst the world’s top 50 universities (18th in the 2019 QS World Rankings), and you will join an active research community and participate in regular seminars, workshops and discussion groups hosted by academics of international reputation.

Entrance requirements

The normal requirement for entry to the programme is a distinction in a masters in economics from a UK University or its international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English.

In addition, all applicants’ research interests must match with our own. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website to see areas in which we can offer supervision.

Applicants will be asked to write a short research summary (up to 1500 words) explaining how their research interests match our own and briefly demonstrating their understanding of the topic, primary literature and how they might approach their given topic.

Funding

Our studentships offer full funding, which covers your tuition fees in full and provides an annual stipend of approximately £17,500. In return you will be required to undertake some tutorial teaching.

Interested candidates are advised to contact the School of Economics Postgraduate Office in the first instance via econpgr@ed.ac.uk for further information and application guidance.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Interested candidates are advised to contact the School of Economics Postgraduate Office in the first instance via econpgr@ed.ac.uk for further information and application guidance.

Apply now to join us in September 2019

For more information about our programme you can visit the Economics prospective website.

Interested candidates can also contact econpgr@ed.ac.uk for further information.

Funding Notes

Our studentships offer full funding, which covers your tuition fees in full and provides an annual stipend of approximately £17,500. In return you will be required to undertake some tutorial teaching.

 

Funding Information

Application Deadline:

The application deadline date (which is loosely related to scholarships) is 15 July.

Please see our website for how to apply:
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