Undertaking a PhD

Research in Economics is intellectually challenging and important. But the decision to undertake a PhD in Economics is not a straightforward one and successful completion involves a number of stages. Links to texts and videos providing information on PhD study are provided below organised according to the PhD timeline:

Thinking of studying for a PhD in Economics?


  • Scholarships and funding in UK
    • Students from England or Wales may be eligible for a doctoral loan
    • The government’s masters loan is also available if studying for a research masters (MRes)
    • ESRC offers full funding of UK tuition fees along with a monthly living allowance for UK and international students
    • Individual studentships are offered by Schools of Economics at many UK universities, usually covering tuition fees and contributing towards living costs.

Getting Started

Making progress; How to write and present your research

Making progress; PhD conferences

Making progress; Managing teaching commitments

Completing your PhD