Economics

PhD (Integrated)

  • Entry year 2024
  • Duration Full time 60 Months

Overview

The Integrated Economics PhD is a five-year PhD programme for students who have not yet acquired solid postgraduate training in economics.

Programme structure

In your first year, you will follow one of the two MSc Programmes run by the Department, either the MSc in Economics or the MSc in Money, Banking and Finance.

From your second year onwards, you will follow the regular Economics PhD programme. As part of this, there are two compulsory seminars in the first term which include an online test

  • Plagiarism
  • Ethics and Research

About the department

Lancaster’s Department of Economics offers an active and stimulating research environment in which PhD students play an important part. As a doctoral student in the department, you will work within a high-quality, research-active environment and in a UK university with a world-class reputation for excellence in teaching and research. You will also participate fully in departmental activities such as seminars, workshops and conferences. We currently supervise around 25 students on our PhD programme in Economics.

We accept applications in all fields of economics and particularly welcome applications in:

  • Labour, Education and Health Economics
  • Macroeconomics and Financial Markets
  • Industrial Organisation and Economic Theory
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Political Economy and International Trade

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Fees and funding

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General fees and funding information

Scholarships and bursaries

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course. You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

Unfortunately no scholarships and bursaries match your selection, but there are more listed on scholarships and bursaries page.

If you're considering postgraduate research you should look at our funded PhD opportunities.

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

Browse Lancaster University's scholarships and bursaries.

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