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Faculty of Economics



The Faculty will not provide feedback to individuals on the quality and content of their application to graduate programmes within the Faculty of Economics.


Funding Deadline

6 December

Application Deadline

13 December

Applicants are referred to the relevant sections of the University's Graduate Admisssions Prospectus.  

How to Apply.  The course code for the PhD is EC21.

The deadline for applications is 13 December for admission in the following October.

The deadline for applications for those seeking funding is 6 December; applicants should should refer to the information in the Graduate Admissions Prospectus.

You need to submit the following supporting documents listed below with your online application.  Please follow the Graduate Admissions Prospectus guidelines on how to submit supporting documents (applicants will be required to submit all documents electronically)

  • Two academic references.  It would be helpful if applicants could request their referees to include some indication of the applicant's ranking, either relative to the student’s year group, or relative to the best qualified students in the referee’s experience.  If additional references would help your case, please feel free to provide these.
  • Full official transcript. If these are in a language other than English, a formal certified translation into English is required. Applicants from North America should include with their application a GPA relating specifically to economics and quantitative courses taken, in addition to the overall GPA.  Applicants who are in their final year of a degree should include, either on the transcript or separately, a list of the subjects they are taking in their final year.
  • GRE General Test scores (not required if the applicant has a degree from a UK institution).  GRE results are reported by ETS direct to the Faculty of Economics and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that these are received by the due date.  However, it would also be helpful if a copy of the GRE scores could be uploaded with other supporting documents.
  • Evidence of proficiency in the English language (not required if English is the applicant’s native tongue).  If you have not taken a language proficiency test you do not need to take it before you apply, but if you are made an offer, one of the conditions of admission will be that you pass a test at the correct level.
  • Scholarship award letter (not required if financial support is still to be confirmed).
  • Full details of Master's course.  This should be a concise document detailing what you have covered in your Master's with the textbooks used.
  • Statement of proposed research.
  • Name of potential supervisor (if known).  Please look at the research interests of Faculty members.

The Faculty of Economics reserves the right not to consider applications which are not complete by the due date, or to consider them in their incomplete state, at its discretion.