Economics (Research) Birkbeck, University of London

Awarded by: University of London

The MPhil/PhD in Economics will train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make original contributions to the subject. The degree involves both coursework and research training, but its major component is the preparation of a substantial research thesis. The thesis should demonstrate a sound understanding of the main issues in the area and add to existing knowledge.

  • Qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • Location

    Bloomsbury Campus

  • Start date

    April 2018

  • Duration

    7 years


Entry requirements

MSc in economics/finance or a related quantitative subject, with distinction or a good pass. Applicants should also submit a research proposal which is in line with the research interests of the department. Qualities such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure are vital. Strong background in quantitative methods. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2,187 Year 1
International £6,050 Year 1
England £2,187 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2,187 Year 1
Scotland £2,187 Year 1
Wales £2,187 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. Find out more about research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

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