Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Students get the opportunity to pursue independent research under the guidance of academic staff recruited from pre'eminent Economics departments in the UK and internationally. Research covers the application of high level economics and econometric analysis to practical problems in policy'making and in the financial and business sectors of the economy; there are a number of research groupings in the department: economic theory; financial and industrial economics; labour economics; experimental economics; public economics; and political economy; the course welcome applications from highly'qualified research students in these and other areas.

Course Modules

All doctoral candidates are automatically registered as MPhil students during their first year: they are expected to produce a detailed literature review and formal research design to a good standard before they can upgrade to PhD status. Full'time students will be working on these aspects in Year 1 with a view to upgrading in Year 2. Students are also expected to acquire the additional research skills they will need to conduct research in their chosen area. Consequently, they will attend two compulsory research methods courses within the School in their first year, as well as choosing from a range of other courses available at College level and within the SE Doctoral Training Centre.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,195 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £14,600 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,052 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £13,800 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • MSc in Economics. Postgraduate degrees in quantitative subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Writing and 6 in other sections.
  • Applicants must also submit a high quality research proposal and personal statement. Applicants are advised to contact the department first to see if a relevant supervisor would be prepared to supervise their research.