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


Funding Deadline

3 December

Application Deadline

3 December

Applicants are referred to the relevant sections of the University's Postgraduate Admisssions website.

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

The deadline for applications is 3 December for admission in the following October.

The deadline for applications for those seeking funding is 3 December; applicants should should refer to the information on the Postgraduate Admissions website.

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

  • Two academic references (please check University guidelines).  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  an additional reference would help your case, please feel free to provide one.  Note: It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their referees submit their references by the deadline dates.
  • 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).  Applicants are required to upload a copy of their GRE test scores or if they have not yet taken the test a document to show that they have registered to take the test. GRE scores must be received by application deadlines.
  • 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) or the subject group that your proposed research fits with.  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.