Cardiff Business School has an active Economics PhD Programme with an annual intake of around eight first-year students, a current total of more than 25 students, and over 20 faculty active in research. The programme attracts students not only from the UK but also Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Greece and Post-Soviet countries.
The PhD in Economics is a four year research programme which has received ESRC recognition, the route currently receiving two ESRC quota award studentships per year (available to UK/EU students only).
Both nationally and globally, additional training beyond the first year of postgraduate study is considered vital for research students in Economics. Thus, our programme involves two years of advanced course work, the first at Diploma/MSc Economics level in core subjects. In the second year, students must complete the MRes Advanced Economics, while beginning to think seriously about their PhD research topic. The second year includes advanced study in the core areas of advanced macro, micro and econometrics, plus a variety of fields including finance, labour, public finance, monetary, applied macroeconometrics, international trade and international macroeconomics.
Throughout their candidature, students are active in presenting their work in their own weekly PhD student workshop, which is supervised by faculty, and also in the weekly Economics Section internal workshop. They also attend a third weekly workshop, which is reserved mostly for visiting academics.
Applications are welcomed from all countries for a place on the programme. Some financing is available from a variety of funding sources and is awarded on a competitive basis.
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