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Tuition Fees

Fees for the current academic year 2015/16 are:

  • UK/EU students: £4,052
  • International students: £13,550

Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences: Economics

Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 12 February 2016

Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates from the academic year 2016/17.

The Studentships will be available under the Scheme to applicants who, in their research proposal, can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests 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 a strong international reputation in Behavioural Economics and in Industrial and Competition Economics, and boasts rapidly expanding research clusters in Economic TheoryApplied Econometrics and Finance, and the Economics of Conflict. Please click to access details of our Economics Research Areas.

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.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.

Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, a first degree with a minimum of 2:1 and a Master’s degree with research methods training appropriate to the discipline, with a dissertation mark of at least 65%. 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.

To be considered for this 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 an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. 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 Director, Dr Corrado Di Maria, 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.


School of Economics Studentships

Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 18 March 2016

The School of Economics is pleased to offer Studentships in 2016/7 to non-fully externally funded applicants who hold, or are expected to hold, a minimum of at least a 2.1 degree and Research Masters degree or equivalent in Economics or a related area.

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

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.

The Studentship covers tuition fees (either Home/EU or international, as appropriate), a tax-free Maintenance Grant (£14,057 for 2015/6) and a Research Training Support Grant of £750 per year. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees. 

To be considered for this 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 a School Studentship. Candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, which could take place 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 School will offer up to four Studentships to the right applicants.

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Postgraduate Research Director, Dr Corrado Di Maria.

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.


UEA Alumni 10% Scholarships

A scholarship of a 10% fee reduction is available to UEA Alumni looking to return for postgraduate study at UEA in September 2016Terms and conditions apply.