Queen Mary, University of London
Funding Opportunities for PhD Training in Economics and Econometrics at Queen Mary, University of London.
PhD in Economics and Econometrics Programme
Applications for full-time enrollment in the PhD in Economics and Econometrics programme are now invited for entry in September 2012. The PhD programme is housed within the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary, part of the University of London. The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary is one of the leading research departments in the UK, and was ranked sixth in the nation-wide 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
DESCRIPTION: The PhD in Economics and Econometrics programme is a full-time four year programme and aims to produce top quality researchers that can go on to successful careers in academia, policy institutions or the financial industry. The first year of the programme is primarily focused on advanced economics and econometrics course training, although students have to present an original piece of research at an internal conference at the end of the year. The remaining three years are spent writing the dissertation.
QUALIFICATIONS: Successful applicants are expected to have a strong analytical and quantitative background. An (expected) MSc degree from a good programme in economics, econometrics or a related subject is also generally a requirement.
The School offers very competitive full financing for all admitted candidates. Fully funded teaching assistant positions involve a manageable teaching allocation of classes in the School's undergraduate programmes. The School also offers research scholarships funded by the ESRC through the Queen Mary - Goldsmiths joint doctoral training centre - details at: http://www.londonsocialscience.org.uk/studentship.html
APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information and application guidelines, please visit the PhD information website for the School of Economics and Finance: http://www.econ.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd-programme. Note that the application format is the same for the PhD programme in Finance and the PhD programme in Economics and Econometrics, and the information on the website refers to both programmes.
Information on the faculty and their research can be found at: http://www.econ.qmul.ac.uk/research/staff-research and details of the current PhD students in the School of Economics and Finance can be found at: http://www.econ.qmul.ac.uk/research/phd-research
Application deadline is April 30th, 2012. Applicants wishing to be considered for ESRC scholarships must apply by the earlier deadline of January 31th, 2012.