The Economics group’s research strengths cover economic theory, applied economics and econometrics. The group has a particular interest in game theory and economic history.
Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailormade reading groups to complete their background preparation in economics.
- Entry requirements
- UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).
- English language requirements
- An IELTS* score of 7 with a minimum of 6 in each test component. *Taken within the last 2 years.
- Tuition fees
- £16,950 / ¥154,229
Queen’s Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses.
Students regularly attend the School’s various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.
Particular strengths include:
Economics of Networks and Institutions
- Institutional and relational economics
- Social networks
- Strategic formation of coalitions and networks
Business, Economic and Financial History
- Banking crises
- Crime and conflict
- Political economy
- Methodology and history of economics
Empirical Economics and Econometrics
- Behavioural and experimental economics
- Economics of education
- Financial econometrics
- Health economics
- Labour economics and social policy
- Panel data
Development Economics and Economic Growth
- Demography and economic growth
- Long-run development
In its analysis of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen’s Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management schools in its ranking by research intensity.
PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building which has recently been refurbished to house the School and which provides students with state-of-theart facilities in a truly remarkable setting.
Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions. The Trading Room allows for an interactive and exciting learning environment which brings textbook theory to life. Students will use and have access to software such as Stata, Excel, Matlab, and databases such as Thomson One Banker, DataStream and Bloomberg.
Our PhD programmes can either be self-funded or funded through various bursaries and scholarships, which will be advertised on the School’s website.