Economics Research and Teaching Studentships

Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 18 February 2013

The School of Economics is pleased to offer Research and Teaching Studentships (RTS) in 2013/14 to non-fully externally funded applicants with a good Masters degree or equivalent in Economics or a related area. The School will offer up to 6 studentships.

The School of Economics is a lively, research-oriented department, committed to excellence in high quality research and teaching. The School has a strong international reputation in experimental and behavioural economics and in industrial and competition economics; it also engages in research in a number of other areas, such as development economics, labour economics, media economics, macroeconomics, financial econometrics and microeconometrics. Please click to access details of our Economics Research Areas.

The successful applicants will enroll on a research degree and will also be expected to contribute to a limited amount of teaching within the School. Training to develop teaching skills will be given through the University Teaching Skills Programme for Postgraduate Teaching Assistants. The studentship is for one year in the first instance, but this will be renewed for a further two years subject to satisfactory academic progress in both research and teaching.The Studentship covers tuition fees (either Home/EU or international, as appropriate), a Maintenance Grant (£8,000 for 2012/3, 2013/4 figures to be confirmed) and a Research Training Support Grant of £750 per year. In addition, you will be required to engage in teaching and teaching support activities that should enable you to earn an additional £3,000 – £4,000 in year 1 and £4,000 – £5,000 in years 2 and 3 of your degree.

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To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to an MPhil/PhD in the normal manner, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for a Research and Teaching Studentship.

The deadline for applications is 18th February 2013. Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Steve Davies.

To discuss the application process, please contact the Postgraduate Research Office:

Please click to access the application form to apply for a PhD.

The University will also be holding a Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 23 January 2013. For more information and to register your interest to attend see

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