PhD studentships in the Department of Economics Mathematics and Statistics

Birkbeck, University of London

The Department of Economics Mathematics and Statistics would like to invite applications for full-time PhD studentships, starting in the academic year 2018/19.

The Department has two studentships available:

  • One fully funded studentship covering fees at Home/EU rate, plus an annual stipend
  • One studentship covering fees only at Home/EU rate

Applications for part-time study may be considered at an appropriate pro-rata rate.

Closing date for applications: 23 March 2018

About the studentships

Fully funded awards include a fee waiver up to the value of the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £16,553 2017/18; pro-rata in the case of a part-time award).

Fees only studentships include a fee waiver up to the value of the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees only.

Studentships are awarded in spring 2018, to be taken up in October 2018/19 academic year. They will be tenable for up to 3 years (subject to the holder making satisfactory progression as assessed through the College’s regular structures for reviewing the performance of doctoral students).

The competition is primarily open to NEW home/EU and international students who are applying for a full-time MPhil/PhD place. Candidates are required to submit both a College application form for a place in the MPhil/PhD programme and a studentship application form. Candidates will be considered for admission for the MPhil/PhD first and for the award only after they have been offered a place on the programme.

Who is eligible?

We welcome applications from strong candidates with research interests and a desire to pursue an academic career. Our admissions policy is based on three criteria.  First, the student must be of high academic ability.  We usually require the equivalent of a “Merit” in a taught MSc course and a distinction in their MSc dissertation.If any deficiencies in previous training are identified, the student may be required to undertake further MSc level coursework. Second, the prospective student must have a carefully thought out research proposal. Third, there must be a qualified supervisor in the department who is both willing and able to supervise the student in his or her chosen line of research. Normally we do not consider applications from those students whose average grade is less than 60% across all modules of an MSc degree.

To find out more about the research interests of our academic staff, please go to our website:  http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ems/research/researchint

How to apply

Candidates must submit both a College application form for a place in the MPhil/PhD programme and a studentship application form. Candidates will be considered for admission first and for the award only after they have been offered a place on the programme.

Please visit Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics for more details.

For queries regarding the studentships available within the Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics  please email: y.aksoy@bbk.ac.uk (Economics and Finance) and a.rattan@bbk.ac.uk (Mathematics and Statistics).

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