Overview

The economics group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship. The 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 tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in economics.

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.

Mode of study/duration

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).

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Programme Details

Research information

Associated Research
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

Entrepreneurship

Long-run development
RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

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.
INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

At any one time the School can have up to 60 students undertaking a PhD.
WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES

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-the-art facilities in a truly remarkable setting.

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Introduction
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People teaching you

Postgraduate Administrator

Management School
Email: qms@qub.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements

Graduate
Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in any component is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

  • Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

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Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Northern Ireland (NI) £4,260
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £4,260
Other (non-UK) EU £4,260
International £15,855

More information on postgraduate tuition fees.

Economics costs

There are no specific additional course costs associated with this programme.

Additional course costs

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may also be other extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies . Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £100 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen. There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, and library fines. In undertaking a research project students may incur costs associated with transport and/or materials, and there will also be additional costs for printing and binding the thesis. There may also be individually tailored research project expenses and students should consult directly with the School for further information.

How do I fund my study?

PhD Funded Opportunities

Find PhD funding opportunities and studentships by subject area.
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Doctoral Training Centres at Queen's

Queen's has seven outstanding competitive Doctoral Training Centres, with each one providing funding for a number of PhD positions and more importantly a hub for carrying out world class research in key disciplines.
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New UK PhD loans

The UK Government will introduce new doctoral loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent postgraduate research programmes from 2018. Loans will be offered to English-resident students to study all types of doctorate at universities across the UK.
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International Scholarships

Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.

How to Apply

Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Find a supervisor

If you're interested in a particular project, we suggest you contact the relevant academic before you apply, to introduce yourself and ask questions.

To find a potential supervisor aligned with your area of interest, or if you are unsure of who to contact, look through the staff profiles linked here.

www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/Postgraduate-research/find-phd-supervisor

You might be asked to provide a short outline of your proposal to help us identify potential supervisors.


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Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast
BT9 5EE

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