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Economics PhD

Our PhD in Economics programme aims to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and practice in the area of economics.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
  • January 2024
Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 8 February 2023 register now

Overview

Our PhD in Economics is designed to:

  • give you greater depth to your professional life
  • equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-intensive economy

We are a research-intensive and generalist economics subject group. Our members have specialisation in all three foundational areas of economics. We use both theoretical and applied methods, including:

  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • econometrics

Our members of staff often publish on a wide range of topics in top generalist and field journals. This includes:

  • Economics Journal
  • International Economics Review
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Journal of Economic Theory
  • Journal of Economic Growth
  • Journal of Development Economics
  • Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
  • Journal of Health Economics
  • Journal of International Money and Finance
  • Journal of Financial Stability

Members of the group are part of several funded research projects. These are awarded by research councils and international organisations.

We have a vibrant research community. They organise a rich and regular series of external and internal seminar presentations throughout the year.

As a PhD student, you'll have the opportunity to present your research to colleagues in an informal and encouraging setting.

The economics groups offer supervision across the broad range of:

  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics

We have many doctoral students in these areas.

We encourage you to examine the research interests of our Economics staff to find out more about our expertise. We welcome informal enquiries.

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How you'll learn

Your development

Along with the training offered at a Faculty level (Humanities and Social Sciences), we offer a series of training and development modules to PhD students. These modules run across the two semesters and include:

  • NBS8565 Applied Time Series Econometrics (semester 1)
  • NBS8564 Research Practice in Economics and Finance (semester 2)
  • NBS8563 Causal Inference and Applied Microeconometrics (semester 2)

The exact mix of modules depends on the research area or topic that a PhD student is focused on as well as on your training needs. The modules should be decided in consultation with your supervisory team.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your researcher development programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Find out more about the Researcher Education and Development programme

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD may be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

Your future

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Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, nationality and international leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Sara Maioli
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 1503
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