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Economics and Finance PhD

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Full time | Main Site | 3 years | FEB-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

FEB-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Economics Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

If you're ready to take your expertise in Economics into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to realise your ambitions. Our Economics research covers resource economics and environmental policy, monetary policy, behavioural and experimental economics, efficiency, productivity, and digital economy.

Economics affects almost every area of our lives, from individual financial decision-making, to global macroeconomic and monetary policy decisions made by governments around the world.

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, we've used mathematical models and econometric methods to predict how the economy reacts to such events – and how we can prevent them happening again. Our work has helped governments develop more effective monetary policies and better regulate the use of natural resources.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), 100% of our research in the area of Business and Management Studies, which includes Economics, was ranked as delivering either outstanding or very considerable impact – and when you join us as a postgraduate research student, you'll make your own contribution to our exceptional work.

What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?

Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.

Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.

As a postgraduate research student, you could also develop your mathematical and statistical skills, your analytical and technical skills – including quantitative and modelling skills in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and financial economics – as well as your computing skills.

After researching with us, our successful postgraduate research candidates have gone on to impressive positions in a variety of fields – in academia, government, central banks, and in both commercial and investment banks.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£16,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or master's in a relevant subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.

University information

Over 4,000 postgraduate students call the University of Portsmouth campus home. An ideal choice for postgraduate students, the university has superb research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science, with world-leading research groups conducting impactful work into some of the most significant challenges we face in society today. Portsmouth offers over 200 postgraduate degrees, in a wide variety...more