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Economics research degrees

Postgraduate - Research

PhD

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About our programmes

The Hull University Business School offers PhD research degrees in a number of research groups, including Economics. Our PhD is a four year full-time degree requiring a student to complete the equivalent of 540 credits worth of research, including both research specialist modules and research thesis preparation. PhD students have the opportunity to add to the sum of knowledge in their chosen field by producing an original piece of research. They are closely supported and given opportunities to travel and attend conferences.

Economics at Hull has a strong research culture and an established reputation in several fields, notably applied microeconomics, international economics, economic development, macroeconomics, and environmental economics. Our active internal and external seminar programmes foster the overall research effort of staff. We are committed to raising the level and ambition of our research to international, world leading standards of excellence.

The business school has a dedicated work room with cutting-edge facilities. PhD students have exclusive access to the Postgraduate Lounge in the newly refurbished Brynmor Jones Library, while all our postgraduate students can make use of facilities in the University's Graduate School. HUBS subscribes to a full range of professional business information services including Reuters Datastream, Reuters Thomson One, Bloomberg, Wharton Research Data Services, Bankscope and FAME.

The Business School's full list of PhD titles include:

  • PhD Accounting
  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Finance
  • PhD Human Resource Management
  • PhD Management
  • PhD Marketing
  • PhD Systems Science 

Details

Open for admission in 2018/19

Open for admission in 2019/20

Full time Part time
PhD 4 years 7 years

Start in January, May or September

Research

Our experts in the economics research group welcome applications for postgraduate study across a broad range of topics. Please click on the links below for help with being matched up with a potential supervisor.

Key research areas include:

  • Analysing impacts of micro and macro economic policies on growth, poverty, redistribution, trade, efficiency and environment in allocation of resources; applied dynamic general equilibrium models; and applied econometric techniques - Dr Keshab Bhattarai
  • Agricultural economics, environmental economics and development economics - Professor Jonathan Atkins
  • Microeconomics, applied economics and the economics of sport - Professor Stephen Dobson
  • Labour economics and applied microeconometrics, including absenteeism from the workplace; duration modelling of labour market states; and the economics of earnings, employment and self-employment - Dr Michael Nolan
  • International trade and development economics, as well as topics in political economy related to developing countries - Dr Zheng Wang
  • Financial economics, international and EU economics, macroeconomics, economics for business, monetary policy and economic environment - Dr Raymond Swaray

“It’s been really enjoyable studying alongside people from many different cultures. Hull is a beautiful and affordable city in which to live.”

Famara Badijie, MSc Financial Management

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £4,260 (full-time) 
  • Home/EU: £2,130 (part-time)
  • International: £14,000 (full-time)

Please note, the fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

These fees are for all research degree programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit the fees and funding page.

For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities.

The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme.

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The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help.

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The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential.

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Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chains to slavery.

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Entry requirements

You should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Economics.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.