PhD

Economics

You are viewing this course for September start 2024

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics at Aberystwyth University is a three-year programme that gives you the platform to conduct original academic research that makes a new contribution to your specific field of study. You can make new discoveries, test new theories and push the boundaries of current knowledge and understanding.

Members of staff are always happy to discuss possible PhD and MPhil research programmes in Economics with suitably qualified graduates.

Research should normally be related to one of the main areas of research of the department.

Typical Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 2:1 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants should submit a full research proposal at the point of application

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Course Overview

During your first year, you will complete our Social Science Research Training programme that will set you up with the skills and knowledge to successfully complete your PhD.

Your research will be guided by a supervisory team, who will help you refine your research proposal, and guide you in data collection and analysis. At the end of your studies, you will have a viva voce exam (a verbal defence of your thesis).

Modules September start - 2024

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value

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Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis (for social scientists) PGM1010 10
Manuscript Skills: Post Medieval Palaeographic and Diplomatic PGM1210 10
Principles of Research Design PGM0210 10
Ways of Reading * PGM0410 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh