3 Year PhD Studentship (URS: 50th Anniversary Excellence Studentship) in the Department of Economics



The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently offering a number of three year Postgraduate Research funding opportunities http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/funding/research-funding/ for full-time UK and overseas candidates including:

50th Anniversary Excellence Studentships (Overseas) in the Department of Economics

About the Department
The Department of Economics has an excellent reputation for a high standard of teaching that provides graduates with core economic theory and practical transferable skills. We are currently ranked 12th in the UK for economics and our staff achieved a national ranking of 5th or higher in their specialist areas in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). We pride ourselves on being a lively and friendly department.

We have a wide variety of research interests, whilst maintaining a strong macroeconomic, microeconomic and applied economic core.

Areas of specialism

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary economics
  • Finance economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Development economics
  • Institutional economics
  • Labour economics

Successful Candidates should: 

  1. Fulfil the entrance requirements for a Department of Economics MPhil/PhD (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/mphi-econ).
  2. Fulfil the URS terms and conditions (http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/pdf/funding-terms-conditions/university-research-studentships.pdf) 

The Award
The 50th Anniversary Excellence Studentship is specifically for overseas students and the funding lasts for three years. Each year provides:

  • Overseas tuition fee
  • Stipend of £13,726 (for living expenses) (2014/15 rate to be confirmed)
  • Training Support Grant of £1,000 per year (for travel, fieldwork etc.) 

How to apply
Applicants should apply online to study for a full time MPhil/PhD in Economics.

The application will also ask you to complete a funding request form. Use this to explain your experience and reasons for applying for this studentship.

Application Deadline
The closing date for applications is 12 noon (GMT), 12 December 2013.

Informal Enquiries

Should be addressed to the Faculty Admissions team at [email protected]

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