Fees and Scholarships Fees and Scholarships

Fees 2018-19

Home/EU: £4,260
Overseas: £15,100

2019-20 fees will be confirmed later in the academic year.

At least four studentships will be available in 2019/20 to applicants who can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in any area relevant to the research strengths of the School of Economics.

The School of Economics is a lively, research-oriented department, committed to excellence in high quality research and teaching. The School has strong international reputations in Behavioural Economics and in Industrial and Competition Economics. It also boasts rapidly expanding research clusters in Economic TheoryApplied Econometrics and Finance, and the Environment, Resources, and Conflict. Click to access details of our Economics Research Areas.

This year we are particularly keen to receive proposals in Economic Theory and Environment, Resources and Conflict and these may be prioritised for one or two of the studentships. However we stress that research proposals in any of the School’s Research Areas are welcomed.

See the Economic Theory research page for details of likely projects in Psychological Game Theory or Network Theory.

See the Environment, Resources, and Conflict research page for details of likely projects on Coastal Ecosystem Valuation, Illegal Wildlife Trade, Economics of Culture and Conflict and Refugee Pathways.

There are three main schemes under which you can apply for scholarships (see below). All three have identical academic requirements – a strong research proposal in any of the School’s fields of concentration and good performance on a relevant Masters degree or equivalent. The main difference between these schemes is in the deadlines for application, but competition will be fierce and you are advised to apply as early as possible.

The recent Times Higher Education World University Ranking places the School of Economics in the top 150 Departments in the World, and the results of the Research Excellence Framework (2014) rank the School of Economics 8th among Economics departments for research outputs (Times Higher Education). 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.

Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, a first degree with a minimum of 2:1 and a good Master’s degree with research methods training appropriate to the discipline, with a dissertation mark of at least 65%. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold, or expect to hold, a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates who have studied outside of the UK should typically hold, or expect to hold, qualifications at an equivalent level to those mentioned above. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,777 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of the studentships will be available to cover full international fees.

Studentship Schemes and deadlines for Application

ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships:

Deadline: 20 January 2019

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The University of East Anglia invites applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded studentship awards for the 2019-20 academic year. As a member of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a social sciences focused research and doctoral training partnership (DTP) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UEA will be offering fully-funded doctoral studentships over the next six years across 12 different training pathways.

There is a two-stage process for consideration for a SeNSS Studentship award and if put forward by your prospective Supervisor you will also need to complete an online SeNSS application form.

Applications for 2019-20 are now being accepted. To fill out a SeNSS application form contact the PGR Service.

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Fully Funded PhD Faculty Studentships in Social Sciences: Economics

Deadline: 20 January 2019


Fully Funded PhD School of Economics Studentships

Deadline: 15 March 2019

Please note that, although these School Studentships have a significantly later deadline, competition will be intense and we encourage you to apply, if possible, early enough to be considered under all schemes.

To be considered for an award, you should make an application for admission to a PhD in the normal manner, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for these studentships. Please look at our website for supervision and research interests in the School of Economics: Economics: Research Degrees (PhD/MPhil) - University of East Anglia (UEA).  Feel free to contact the Postgraduate Research Admissions Director, Professor Stephen Davies, if you wish to find out more about supervision possibilities.

To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA Postgraduate Research Office - email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk - tel: (01603) 591709. Please access and complete the application form to apply for a PhD.