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Agri-Environmental Economics - PhD

Agri-Environmental Economics - PhD

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Full time | Canterbury Campus | 4 years | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Environmental Economics Environmental Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our four-year PhD programme provides rigorous training for careers in professional and academic economics. It offers a stimulating, supportive, and structured environment in which highly-qualified graduates can develop economic research skills that will enable them to make an original contribution to economic knowledge.

We aim to produce economists who are sought after by leading economics departments and research institutions around the world. Recent PhD students have been highly successful in securing internships and employment in academia and the private sector.

Our Economics faculty includes leading researchers in several fields, including macroeconomics, labour and development economics, microeconomic theory and agri-environmental economics. All students will receive expert supervision by a research-active member of staff. PhD students also have the opportunity to contribute to the teaching and research activity of the School and are encouraged to participate in seminars and present their own work.

About the School of Economics

The School of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, as demonstrated by our results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and recent national student surveys. Our academic staff are active in research, and teaching and learning are informed by the School’s thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community.

Teaching and assessment

All first-year modules involve assessed coursework and you are required to pass at least five modules in order to progress to the second year of the PhD.

PhD students are assessed on the basis of a thesis of between 60,000 and 80,000 words.

Careers

A postgraduate degree in the area of economics is a particularly valuable and flexible qualification that can open the door to exciting careers in many professions. Our PhD programme provides rigorous training for careers in professional and academic economics. Our graduates have gone on to work as economists in international organisations, the financial sector, business, UK and overseas governments, and to academic careers at Kent, UK and overseas universities.

Modules

The aim of the module is to train students to carry out numerical analysis of economic problems using the Matlab software package. The module is intended to be taken up by PhD students at an early stage of their degree with the aim of providing them with core knowledge of the software package (Matlab) and main methodologies that they will use during their degree and into their career. It is also intended to provide a solid foundation for subsequent PhD modules. Because of this, the module will combine both a theoretical component providing an introduction to the core concepts of computation and a practical component, using practical cases and examples carried out in terminal sessions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,596

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

17,400

Entry requirements

A typical student will have studied for an MSc in Economics (or a closely-related discipline) in the UK with an average grade of 65% or above. We welcome applications from students who do not fit this norm, however, it is essential that students have a strong background in quantitative work. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

University information

The University of Kent is a leading international higher education institution, with a reputation for academic excellence and the unofficial title of the UK’s ‘European university’. With postgraduate centres in Paris and Brussels alongside the Canterbury and Medway main campuses, students will find that the university is the perfect place to sharpen their focus and broaden their horizons as they continue their studies. The university is...more

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