The Department of Economics has a well-established tradition of research in applied economics, particularly in the areas of labour economics, international economics, industrial organisation, and energy economics. There are also research interests in macroeconomics, the economics of health and wellbeing, and experimental economics.
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Areas of research include: Rural and regional economics; macroeconomics and finance; institutional economics; economic history; business economics. Major research activities include: Labour economics; economics of energy and natural resources; experimental economics; regional and rural development; effects of devolution within the UK.
Applicants are recommended to have a Master's degree, and Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in economics. A full research proposal should also be submitted when making an application.
There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.