Economics at University of St Andrews - UCAS

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Course summary

Current areas of research specialisation include: Models of state-dependent pricing; fiscal theory of the price level; fiscal-monetary interaction in stochastic, dynamic general equilibrium; credit constraints and the business cycle; open economy macroeconomic models; models of endogenous growth; determinants of corporate growth; high-technology clusters; trade secrecy; market efficiency in emerging markets; stochastic volatility models; monetary frameworks in developing countries; fast-growing small firms; intellectual property office under-pricing; real business cycle; foreign direct investment; tax evasion.


The PhD is a research programme. There are no modules as part of it.

Assessment method

PhD: Students are required to complete a supervised thesis of 80,000 words.

Entry requirements

Good UK instructional Master's degree (UK 65 per cent or better, USA GPA 3.6 or better, PR China 85 per cent or better) in a core area, or a cognate area supporting proposed field of research; overseas applicants whose 1st language is not English must, in addition, provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English: IELTS band 7; or TOEFL paper based 600; computer based 250; internet based 100.

English language requirements

For the current English Language requirements please visit the English language requirements for postgraduate students on the University of St Andrews website.

English language requirements for postgraduate students

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Entrant accommodation bursary; recent graduate discount; Santander 600 scholarships; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary; Spragge Conservation scholarship; limited number of school scholarships.

Economics at University of St Andrews - UCAS