PhD Studentship Economics Bursaries

Cardiff Business School was ranked 4th out of 90 UK business schools in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.  The School has a strong commitment to postgraduate research studies and widely recognised expertise across the whole business management and economics research domain. 

The School offers a number of Bursaries to support PhD study in Economics, to commence late September 2014.

A variable degree of support is given, according to qualifications and the availability of funds.  The bursaries will usually pay full tuition fees for UK/EU students and full or partial fees for Overseas students.

Cardiff Business School has an active Economics PhD Programme with more than 30 current students, and more than 20 faculty active in research. We have recently increased the intake of first-year students to around 8 and seek applications from all countries for these places. Financing is available from a variety of funding sources and is awarded on a competitive basis.

Our programme involves two years of course work, the first at the MSc Economics level in core subjects.  The MSc programme, while open to others, is focused on those who are planning to continue in the PhD programme. The second year MRes Advanced Economics programme includes advanced study in the core areas of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Econometrics and Numerical Methods, plus a variety of elective fields including Monetary Economics, Monetary Policy, International Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Macroeconometrics, Public Finance, Finance, and Mathematical Finance.

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Students within the programme originate from the UK, Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Greece and Post-Soviet countries. They are active in presenting their work in their own weekly PhD Student Workshop, which is supervised by faculty, and also in the weekly Economics Section Internal Workshop. They also attend the third weekly workshop, which is reserved mostly for visiting academics.


The bursaries are available to UK, EU and International students. Candidates will have a strong background in economics, including either a first class Honours degree in Economics or a good MSc result, from a good university department.

For further information about the School’s research activities, the PhD Programme, admission criteria and advice on how to apply, please see

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

How to Apply


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 how to apply please click the link below.

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