Ph.D Economics

Acquire economics research skills from the Learnforth School of Business. 2/5 years (full-time) depending on point of entry Entry requirements and time dedicated for the program.

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Programme description

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

We have launched our new 4-year PhD programme, consisting of:

  • Two years of formal training.
  • Two years of independent research (with the possibility of a 5th year, for writing up).
  • You can finish the degree within two years but very rare as you will have to dedicate all of your time to it.

The first year of the new programme is equivalent to an MSc in Economics and candidates that have already gained a similar qualification at 2:1 level or above, can be considered for entry directly into the second year.

In Year 2, you will take advanced PhD level courses and work on your research proposal, which will represent the basis of the subsequent three years of research.

The new programme structure aligns with that of top institutions in the US and the UK, providing you with rigorous advanced training and sufficient time for producing independent research, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

We admit around 8-10 students per year and 2-year scholarships.


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Requirements

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

  • The 2+2 stream consists of one year of Ph.D. level teaching followed by 1+2 years of research and 1 year of voluntary teaching at the university. 
  • Candidates whose first language is not English require one of the following certificates:
  • IELTS 7, including 7 in writing and with no further score below 6.5;
  • TOEFL IBT 103 with 28 in writing and no further score below 25 in each section.
  • All non-native English-speaking students are required to do the English language assessment when they register.

How To Apply

You can apply online or through our Certified Educational Consultants across the world. List of consultants & partners
We review applications in rounds throughout the year, there are no deadlines except during our short-term scholarship grants which are limited. Please speak with one of our consultants.

Program Duration

2-5 years (full-time) depending on point of entry Entry requirements and time dedicated for the program.
The 2+2 stream consists of one year of Ph.D. level teaching followed by 1+2 years of research and 1 year of voluntary teaching at the university; that is four years.

Courses/Materials

The Ph.D Program covers fifteen courses, where students are required to cover core analytic tools of the profession which include microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. You will also be taught on how to apply those tools in particular fields of specialization. All PhD students must complete a doctoral dissertation (thesis).

How to apply

You can apply online or through our Certified Educational Consultants across the world. List of consultants & partners.
We review applications in rounds throughout the year, there are no deadlines except during our short-term scholarship grants which is limited. Please speak with one of our consultant.

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Advice to applicantsPlease note application is only valid after a processing fee of $400USD is paid in favour of Learnforth University online or through our published consultants and partners. You’ll get full refund minus bank charges upon rejection.

Your completed online application should include:
Two academic reference letters (including one from your most recent institution), degree transcripts and certificates, CV, research proposal, GRE.
English language evidence (eg IELTS) if you are not from a majority English language speaking country.
Admission to studying for a PhD is highly competitive, so please allow as much time as possible to prepare your application, browse our research pages and academics’ profiles, and familiarise yourself with the application process and any important deadlines.CONSULTANTS

Considerations
Interview requirements
Re-applications
Considerations

Applications are considered on a monthly basis once all documents have been received. It may take a month or less to get them processed. You may receive calls from the office of admission regarding submitted documents.

Interview requirements

As part of the offer making process applicants will be required to undertake an interview assessment. This may be in the form of a face-to-face interview, Skype or telephone. You may also be required to submit a short research work on a topic you may or may not be familiar with. 

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.