MRes and PhD research programme in Economics

MRes and PhD research programme in Economics

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Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Expired

Type

Master's programs

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 9500 GBP

International Fees : 20400 GBP

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 (conditional based on performance).

Applications are invited for 2022 entry to our combined MRes/ PhD in Economics programme (2+3 years full-time) at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow.

Develop your research skills on this prestigious combined MRes/ PhD training scheme in Economics.

Our full-time research masters will equip you with comprehensive foundational training in modern economics with the option to progress to the PhD following successful completion of the 2 years MRes Economics.

As part of this programme, you will receive extensive training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as the core areas of economics, allowing you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skill for conducting independent research in economics.

After one year of this programme, you will have the option to graduate with an MSc in Quantitative Economics or continue to year two of the programme where you will study the specialist fields of applied economics, preparing you for a PhD.

Later, you will take optional courses and carry out further training in your chosen specialist subfields, as well as work on a dissertation, leading to a PhD proposal.

At the end of the second year of study, successful students will be awarded the MRes in Economics and be permitted to proceed to PhD study.

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 University of Glasgow is offering up to six generous studentships for students entering the Adam Smith Business School full-time MRes in Economics programme in the academic year 2022.

These generous studentships will cover the cost of tuition fees, for both home and international students, as well as a maintenance stipend for up to five years (conditional on performance), allowing students to receive comprehensive MRes training and to subsequently undertake research in a chosen field of economics, leading to a PhD.

DEADLINE

Studentships are awarded on a competitive basis.

March 2022: First round of awards

Candidates who apply for the MRes Economics by Tuesday 15 March 2022 will be automatically considered for the scholarship in the second half of March. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email by Wednesday 13 April 2022. Those who are unsuccessful will not be considered again.

June 2022: Second round of awards

Candidates who apply for the MRes Economics by Wednesday 1 June 2022 will be automatically considered for the 2nd round of the awards for the remaining studentships. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email by Wednesday 29 June 2022.

GLASGOW

The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow has a reputation for being a welcoming, vibrant, and accessible place to live, with something to offer for every taste and budget.

Whether you crave cozy campus living or big city excitement you’ll be inspired by our excellent location in the friendly West End of Glasgow.

With 560 years’ experience in producing academic excellence, the University of Glasgow has an impressive past. However, we’re always looking ahead, and our role is to pass on our knowledge and expertise so that you can make the world a better place for yourself and for others.

Our students graduate equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global workplace, and with friendships and networks that last a lifetime.

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants will be automatically considered for funding (there is no separate application for funding).

We only have a small number of funded places, so a student should indicate if they have funding in place.

Detailed information about the programme and the admission process can be found at: https://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 highly 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 (e.g., 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 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 in September 2022.

More Information

Attendance

On-Campus

Posted on

Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Expired

Type

Master's Programs

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 9500 GBP

International Fees : 20400 GBP

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 (conditional based on performance).

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