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The School of Economics is a lively, friendly, research-oriented department, committed to excellence in research and teaching.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (2014) rank the School of Economics 8th among Economics departments for research outputs. 91.8% of the School’s research output is scored as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, compared with an average score of 77% across all other Economics departments.

We have been ranked among the top six UK Economics departments in the 2009 CHE Excellence Group in terms of number of outstanding research performance indicators. We invest in our PhD students and have scholarships to offer to outstanding home and overseas students.

Applicants from October 2015 onwards will be registered directly onto the PhD programme, the first year of which will be considered a probationary period. Probation must be confirmed within the first twelve months of full-time study (twenty-four months for part-time students) by a School review panel composed of members and non-members of your supervisory team.

The specific requirements of probation for your School of Study will soon be published however, if you have further questions about this, please contact the PGR Director, Dr Corrado Di Maria ( 

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