University of Edinburgh
The School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh is looking for outstanding candidates to take up fully funded PhD opportunities.
We offer supervision on a wide range of topics, with particular strengths in:
- Economic Theory (contract theory, game theory, micro and macro)
- Labour Economics (micro and macro)
- Applied Econometrics (micro, macro, health and education)
- Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Our doctoral programme
Our doctoral programme is structured to ensure that you receive training throughout your first year including in the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. You will also begin to develop your research. After first year, you will focus on your research and the development of your thesis.
Our research community
You will join an active research community and participate in regular seminars hosted by academics of international reputation, workshops and discussion groups.
The normal requirement for entry to the programme is a distinction in a masters in economics from a UK University or its international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English. More information about entrance requirements are available here.
In addition, all applicants’ research interests must match with our own. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website to see areas in which we can offer supervision. For more information, please visit this page
Applicants will be asked to write a short research summary (up to 1500 words) explaining how their research interests match our own and briefly demonstrating their understanding of the topic, primary literature and how they might approach their given topic.
How to apply
For more information about our programme you can visit the Economics prospective website
Interested candidates can also contact Fiona Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
You can submit an application, along with your transcript, degree certificate and research summary, by visiting the Economics degree page
* The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked within the world’s top 50 universities.
Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but with an absolute deadline of 30th June 2017.