Our Economics PhD programme in London aims to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice. The programme at our industry immersive London campus gives you the skills to succeed in a knowledge-intensive environment; and to open greater depth to your professional and personal life.
Our research is organised into 15 research centres and groups. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. A brief outline of some of the disciplines is outlined below.
The Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics (ATM) group focuses on issues in theoretical microeconomics and applied microeconomics. The interests of group members includes:
- general equilibrium theory with production and financial markets, game theory and overlapping generation economies
- theoretical work on markets with search frictions
- the labour market
- spatial economics including industrial location, health economics, transport economics,
- the role of information in markets
- the effects of government intervention on private-sector behaviour
The Applied Econometrics (AE) group is an interdisciplinary School research group with members from both the Economics and the Accounting & Finance subject groups. Members of the AE group undertake research on topics in economics and finance, linked by their use of econometrics. Main areas of interest include:
- Bayesian econometrics
- linear and nonlinear time series models
- time series forecasting
- structural break estimation
- unit root testing and cointegration analysis
- vector autoregressive models
The Economics of Safety, Health, Environment and Risk (ESHER) research group brings together some world-leading research in health economics and the economics of safety and environment. ESHER is co-led by Professor Luke Vale, Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics and Professor Sue Chilton in Economics. Its areas of research include:
- valuing benefits/quantifying preferences in health, safety and environment
- development and application of economic evaluation
- priority-setting in health care
- econometric applications in studies of health, safety and the environment (especially income and health inequalities)
The Macroeconomic Analysis & Applications (MAnA) group focuses on the ever-evolving boundaries between economic theory and real world phenomena. The group promotes academic and policy relevant research on all areas of macroeconomics and currently the main research interests of MAnA members includes:
- the study of microeconomic behavior with macroeconomic implications
- monetary policy, inflation, expectations
- international prices and the macroeconomy
- economic integration and economic interdependence
- economic growth and institutions
The Economics groups offer supervision across the broad range of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and have a good number of doctoral students in these areas. You are encouraged to examine the research interests of our staff to find out more about our expertise.
You will be supervised by a member of the Newcastle University London team. In most cases you will also receive co-supervision from a member of the Newcastle University Business School team. This is to ensure that you gain the benefit of our staff expertise from both campuses.
Newcastle University London’s Business programmes are linked to the Newcastle University Business School and are therefore accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold ‘triple accreditation’. This accolade is a huge endorsement that reflects the investment we make for our students by providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.
Newcastle University London is an industry immersive campus at the heart of the City of London. It brings the research active environment of a Russell Group University and creates a community of scholars that believe and practice the civic values of Newcastle University. Newcastle University London is well placed in the capital to facilitate collaborative links between business and industry across the City, and the policy makers within Westminster.
Our facilities provide:
- a Research Hub with hot-desks, secure storage areas, a quiet space for study, and an on-site Research Co-ordinator
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including breakout spaces at the campus
- lecture theatres and seminar rooms, all providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a Learning Resource Centre with physical and digital resources, and links to those at Newcastle University
- a contemporary café
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Training & Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career.
You will take part in our research training programme across our:
- London City Campus
- Newcastle University Doctoral Training Suite in Newcastle
- partner Universities in London
Our purpose built doctoral Training Suite in Newcastle has excellent facilities, including computer access to specialist software required for doctoral research in the social sciences and humanities.
The programme provides a community made up of postgraduate social sciences and humanities students and staff. It is a unique blend of cross-disciplinary and generic researcher development training. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing a solid basis for doctoral study.
Although your focus will be on your specialist study, our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. We have nurtured a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and supportive environment where staff and students from across the world can come together and share their research experiences.
You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, which accredits the core foundation modules on the training programme.
Postgraduate Research Student Support
Our award winning Research Student Support Team is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. The team can help and advise you on a variety of issues from registration to producing your transcripts.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £4,540
Part time: £2,270
Full time: £12,680
Update: If you’re an EU student you will pay the UK (Home) rate of tuition fees for the full duration of your course, if you start in 2016 or 2017.
Newcastle University London has a range of academic scholarships for talented students.
A 2:1 honours degree and a merit award at master's level, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
If you don't have a master's degree there is a wide range of programmes for you to choose from in Newcastle University Business School.
To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements:
Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills)
If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.
The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.
Pre-sessional English Language Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Language Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry:Not accepted
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO London Centre.
How to Apply
You will need to submit a research proposal with your application. Read our guidelines for producing a research proposal (PDF: 41.5KB) from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Graduate School.
There are usually two possible start dates, although in some circumstances an alternative start date can be arranged. These are either January or September.
There is no application closing date for this course, but funding deadlines may apply.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.