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The School of Economics has a leading reputation in research and teaching. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, we ranked 6th in the UK for research intensity, 10th in research output and 12th overall.
Our Economics PhD is seen as the second stage of a four-year programme. The first step is the MRes Economics programme lasting one year, and the PhD follows on from this, lasting three years (with the added possibility of extensions).
During your PhD, you’ll learn from dedicated research-active academics with expertise in a wide range of areas, including macroeconomics, microeconomics, energy economics, health economics and econometrics.
Students enrolled in the MRes in Economics at the University of Surrey will automatically receive a conditional offer on application to the PhD during their MRes studies. The condition to progress into the PhD will be to pass the MRes at least with merit (60%).
Applicants from other institutions are expected to hold an MRes degree in a relevant discipline, normally with a first class honours (or equivalent). A minimum of two referees should be provided with your application. Applicants are also requested to submit a cover letter specifying their motivation to pursue a PhD in Economics at the University of Surrey and highlighting their broad research interests.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
View the other English language qualifications that we accept.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.
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Our PhD programme produces graduates who are sought-after by leading economics departments, business schools, and research institutions around the world.
Your first year will be spent studying core modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, while working on your research. The final two years of your PhD will be entirely dedicated to independent research, leading to a PhD dissertation.
You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to the teaching and research activity of the School.
The price for UK/EU fees is 4327 GBP.
The price for Overseas fees is 17100 GBP.
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