The Department forms part of the ESRC funded North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC), the largest centre for PhD training in England, and provides wide access to advanced post MSc training courses in order to ensure that PhD graduates are competitive in the international job market.
A range of funding opportunities, in the form of scholarships, studentships and bursaries, are available to help you finance your PhD study. For most scholarships, applications should be made no later than the end of February. It is important that students interested in applying for a PhD scholarship work closely with staff in developing their research proposal. There are also opportunities for PhD students to provide some teaching input into the undergraduate programme.
The Integrated PhD is suitable for new graduates or those who are not yet sure exactly which topic they wish to research. The first year is spent registered on an MRes programme, providing students with a thorough grounding in research methods.
We welcome proposals relating to any of our key research areas. Our staff work in three main groupings: the economics of labour, health and education; industrial organisation and microeconomic theory; and, macroeconomics, international economics and financial markets.