ESRC PhD Studentships – Economics

Two ESRC 2+2 funded PhD Studentships in Economics are available at Cardiff Business School supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC), to commence late September 2014.

The PhD  in Economics comprises two years of advanced training (MSc Economics and MRes Advanced Economics) followed by the two-year PhD research phase.

Cardiff Business School was ranked 4th out of 90 UK business schools in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, and ‘excellent’ for teaching.  Lively, elegant, confident and cosmopolitan, the city of Cardiff offers an excellent location in which to study.  Students benefit from the combination of a small, friendly, inexpensive city with the cultural and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city.

Research at Cardiff Business School

Applications are invited in any of the following specialised areas of research:

  • Labour economics
  • Macroeconomic theory and applications
  • Regional Economics (especially Wales)
  • International trade and finance
  • Econometric theory and applications
  • Financial Economics

For further details on the Economics PhD Programme at Cardiff Business School please see

To contact a member of academic staff to discuss your research proposal prior to making an application (strongly advised), see:-


Studentships will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant and additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) for four years for full-time students.  In 2013-14 the maintenance grant for full-time economics students is £16,726 (£3,000 p.a. above the standard rate) and the RTSG is £750, but the award levels for 2014-15 have yet to be published by the ESRC.  You will also be entitled to a Cardiff Business School fieldwork allowance of £750 for the duration of the PhD phase.


We are seeking exceptional applicants with a first-class or very good upper second Honours degree, and/or a Masters degree with an average mark of at least 65%. 

Both UK and EU applicants may apply, and will be eligible for a full award if successful. Due to funding restrictions EU nationals must be able to demonstrate that they have been ordinarily resident (i.e. physically present) in the EU throughout the three-year period immediately preceding the start of the course for which they are seeking funding.

How to Apply

Deadline:  Please ensure your application and all supporting documents reach us no later than Friday 21 February 2014.  You are strongly advised to submit an application well in advance.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

For more information and details on how to apply, please click the link below.

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