Buckingham has a growing and thriving community of research students studying for the PhD in Economics.

The Department of Economics has been a key part of the University since its foundation in the 1970s. We are a small, diverse and international department with specialisms in financial economics and banking, energy economics, economic history and behavioural economics.

Our academics publish regularly, in highly rated journals such as the Journal of Policy Modelling, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, Research Policy, Business Strategy and the Environment, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and Business History Review. Our research has also been featured in the Wall St Journal, S&P Global Market intelligence and City AM.

The PhD programme offers a supportive environment to undertake original research and equips students with the theoretical and technical skills needed to produce quality research. You will join one or more of the wider networks of research economists in the Vinson Centre where you can attend workshops and seminars and network with specialists in international trade and development, monetary economics and central banking and entrepreneurial economics. You will have opportunities to present your work at a variety of seminars and sessions in the department. Travel funds are available for presentations in the UK and abroad.

The PhD is available in either full-time or part-time mode (3 years full-time and 6 years part-time). Students are registered initially for the degree of PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), although their status is probationary until the first Annual Review has taken place, normally between 12 and 18 months from first registration.

In addition to Economics, International Studies and Security and Intelligence Studies, the University offer

PhD Award
April, September, January Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

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