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PhD Studentship: MRes Economics (PhD Pathway)

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Business School

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Exeter
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £15,009 UKRI stipend
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 18th June 2019
Closes: 31st July 2019
Reference: 3571

The MRes Economics (PhD Pathway) is a two-year programme which allows you to specialise in economics at the post-graduate level in preparation for progression to the PhD in Economics.

The scholarship is for a maximum of 5 years, and includes MRes (Years 1/2), Full tuition fees at UK/EU/INT fee rate, an annual bursary equivalent to the UKRI stipend of £15,009. PhD (Years 3-5) Full tuition fees at UK/EU/INT fee rate.

This award provides full fees and a maintenance stipend for up to 5 years of study, for the 2 year MRes Economics and 3 year PhD in Economics. Initial registration will be on to the two year MRes Economics. Following successful completion of the MRes, subject to meeting standard PhD entry criteria, progression will be to the full-time PhD programme.

The programme is designed in line with top PhD programmes in Economics across the world.  In year 1 you will receive advanced training in the core subjects of microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and research methods. In year 2 you will choose among specialisation subjects which will expose you to frontier research in economics to develop your MRes dissertation. At the end of the programme, subject to meeting the PhD entry requirements, progression will be to the +3 PhD Programme, with initial registration to MPhil.

The analytical and quantitative skills learnt will be highly transferrable, and will be useful in academia, business, government and international organisations. The programme content is highly analytical, the teaching will be research driven, and you will start developing research independence through the preparation of the MRes dissertation.

The Department of Economics at the University of Exeter Business School produces world-class research applying economic theory, structural modelling and econometrics - along with insights from behavioural economics - to innovative and important public policy issues, using mixtures of administrative, experimental, and quasi-experimental data. Our research addresses key open questions of interest to the academic community, practitioners and society.

See here for more information on our Economics department and our research centres.

The ideal candidate for the MRes in Economics (PhD Pathway) is someone truly passionate about economics with a solid mathematical background and a genuine interest in understanding economic phenomena, through the lenses of economic theory and empirical economics.

For more information about the programme and informal enquiries, please contact the programme directors, Professor Surajeet Chakravarty (Director of Postgraduate Research Students in Economics),, and Professor Climent Quintana-Domeque (Director of the MRes in Economics),

A First-Class honours degree, or international equivalent, in Economics or closely related subject, or a Merit, or international equivalent, in a MA/MSc in Economics or closely related subject, with evidence of excellent mathematical ability. Candidates with strong background in mathematics and quantitative disciplines are encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the English language requirements and provide proof of proficiency.

This studentship, including full tuition fees and maintenance allowance, is available to UK/EU and international candidates.

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