Economic studies research degrees

An overview of our postgraduate research in economic studies and entry requirements for PhDs and other research degrees.

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Economic Studies (School of Business), has a reputation for research excellence, having hosted talented academics including the 1991 Economics Nobel Prize winner – Ronald Coase. Research conducted by the department is diverse, but with focus around empirical and policy-oriented content. The department also has a history of good PhD placements. The department participates in the Crieff PhD programme (involving other Scottish Universities).

To read more on their research interests and actives, please visit the School of Business research pages.

Research fields

The department has competence and expertise in the following fields: 

  • Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • Business and Economic History
  • Health Economics
  • International Trade
  • Labour Economics
  • Macro-Finance 

Supervisors

The school provides you with a first and second supervisor, whose research interests will align with your proposed research. You will be meeting with your supervisors at regular intervals, who will provide useful advice. You are encouraged to check the research interests of potential supervisors and their relevant works before submitting an application. 

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (overall) Reading Listening Speaking Writing
6.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0

 

We also accept other English language qualifications

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don't meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.

Apply for a research degree

You can apply for a PhD or other postgraduate research degree using our Direct Application System.

We have three start dates per academic year.

PhD Economics (3 year)

PhD Economics (part time)

PhD Economics (4 years)

Business (non-graduating) (research)

The University of Dundee welcomes applications from disabled students.

Enquiries

Dr Theresa Dunne
Director of Doctoral Studies, School of Business
 +44 (0)1382 385174
PhD-Business@dundee.ac.uk