MRes and PhD research programme in Economics

MRes and PhD research programme in Economics

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Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Expired

Type

Master's programs

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 8000 GBP

International Fees : 17620 GBP

Comment:

This is a two year programme. Students will be charged the same fee in each of the two years. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only

Funding Options

Up to six studentships covering tuition fees and a stipend for up to five years. More information in the university website

The Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow offers a comprehensive MRes and PhD research programme in Economics and is now recruiting for 2020.

The 2 year MRes (Master in Research) programme is normally followed by the 3 year PhD stage. The University of Glasgow will fund up to six studentships covering tuition fees and a stipend for up to five years to enable students to receive comprehensive MRes (pre-PhD) training and to subsequently undertake research in a chosen field of economics, leading to a PhD.

Students are admitted first into a 2-year programme of coursework consisting of core courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, followed by elective field courses, and MRes Dissertation, which leads to the MRes degree.

Candidates who complete the MRes at a sufficiently high level are given priority for admission into the 3-year PhD programme of supervised independent research.

The Adam Smith Business School has a large group of research-active economists whose interests span a wide range of fields, allowing the school to offer supervision across most areas of economics and finance. The Economics group runs four seminar series and regularly hosts workshops and conferences.

FUNDING

The studentship will run for a maximum of 5 years. Annual renewal of funding is conditional on successful progression. In addition, during their 2nd year of study, students who are accepted into PhD stage are expected and supported to apply for external scholarships (e.g., ESRC). In the event they are unsuccessful is securing an external scholarship, students will be considered for renewal of their initial funding for PhD level.

Funding includes:

  • Tuition fees at the standard Home/EU or international rate
  • An annual bursary equivalent to the RCUK rate โ€“ ยฃ14,999 (to be confirmed by RCUK)
  • during the 3 PhD years there will be a research support grant of ยฃ750 per annum.

Funded students will be expected to teach for a small number of hours per week, starting from year 2.

DEADLINE:

Studentships are awarded on a competitive basis.

March 2020: First round of awards

Candidates who apply for the studentship and complete an application for the Economics MRes by Monday 16 March will be considered for the studentship in the second half of March. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email by 13 April 2020.

May 2020: Second round of awards

Candidates who apply for the scholarship and complete an MRes application by Friday 1 June 2020 will be considered in June. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email by 29 June 2020.

Candidates who apply after June 1 may be considered for a late award if it becomes available.

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HOW TO APPLY

All applicants will be considered for funding.

However, we have a small number of unfunded palaces, so a student should indicate if they have own funding.

Detailed information about the programme and the admission process can be found at:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/economics

For additional academic information please contact: economics-mres@glasgow.ac.uk

This email does not answer enquiries about formalities of application process and does not provide preliminary evaluation of individual files.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission is competitive. Minimal requirements for the file to be considered include

  • Undergraduate degree in related discipline, at least 2.1 Honours or equivalent
  • Transcript of records
  • Reference letters
  • Personal statement

Candidates should hold at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics or a related subject with substantial technical component (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering) You will also need to submit a personal statement which clearly evidences a strong desire to pursue an academic career in Economics, and show evidence of sufficient previous mathematical training, including multivariable calculus, matrix algebra and basic probability/statistics.

Only academic references will be accepted. We expect 2 letters. Referees should know the applicants in the capacity of students/researchers, not from internship or work in private/public sector. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit any additional (academic) documents they believe will support their application (i.e. GRE). Please do not include any writing samples (i.e. copies of your dissertation or an article you wrote).

In addition to the standard documents, you should also include:

  • A complete CV, listing all learning and working activity post-secondary school
  • A short description (no more than 1000 words) of your academic Economics background and training to date. This should include a list of grades achieved in core Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and cognate courses, and a brief summary of the content of these courses including the main textbooks used and where the study was undertaken.

Note: Students are required to attend a 2-week introductory course in mathematical methods before commencing the MRes programme. This course starts on 7 September 2020.

To be eligible for this studentship, you must hold an offer for the MRes Economics at the Adam Smith Business School. Countries of eligibility are Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales, EU, and International.

More Information

Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Expired

Type

Master's programs

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 8000 GBP

International Fees : 17620 GBP

Comment:

This is a two year programme. Students will be charged the same fee in each of the two years. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only

Funding Options

Up to six studentships covering tuition fees and a stipend for up to five years. More information in the university website

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