Economics Postgraduate Research - PhDs and Studentships

Full Time/ Part Time
PhD by Research, MPhil (Res)

The School of Economics at UEA has a reputation as a centre of research excellence and our research has been published in most of the world’s leading economics journals. We are ranked eighth among economics departments for research outputs (Times Higher Education REF2014). Our research-inspired approach to teaching means our students benefit from the world-class research undertaken by our academic staff. 92% of the School’s research is scored as either world-leading or internationally excellent, compared with an average score of 77% across all other economics departments.


Research in the School of Economics is organised into five groups: 

  • The Behavioural Economics Group’s strengths are in measurement of preferences and valuations, supporting current interests in policy-making circles, both in the UK and internationally, to incorporate insights of behavioural and experimental economics into policy design 
  • The Industrial Economics Group is closely aligned with the Centre for Competition Policy, working to develop significant policy and practitioner impact 
  • The Applied and Financial Economics Group brings together a diverse range of researchers in developing cross-disciplinary economic research with international impact 
  • The Economics of Conflict Group investigates the causes, modes, and consequences of conflict at levels from individuals up to societies, using a blend of empirical, theoretical, and experimental techniques 
  • The Economic Theory Group joins together researchers who use rigorous theoretical analysis to make significant contributions in all areas of economics. 

Take a look at our current PhD and studentship opportunities


Course Modules 2017/8

As a postgraduate research student, your research degree will not contain modules. 


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

To be accepted onto a doctoral degree, the standard minimum academic entry requirement is either at least a 2:1 from a UK undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree, or equivalent. Some research programmes might have higher requirements and the possibility of more specific requirements. Please take a look at our current PhD opportunities or our Faculty Graduate School and School pages to find out more.    

How to Apply

Please take a look at our information on how to apply.

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