MRes/PhD Economics and Finance programmes - Studentships available

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Jan 2022

Queen Mary University of London is a Russell Group, research-intensive university. The School of Economics and Finance at QMUL is home to more than 40 research active faculty , and a vibrant community of PhD students , working in a wide range of research areas, including macroeconomics, microeconomic theory and game theory, applied microeconomics, econometric theory, time series analysis, theoretical and empirical finance, and financial econometrics.

School Studentships

The School of Economics and Finance offers generous financial support to accepted MRes/PhD candidates (both UK and international) on a competitive basis. Full and partial 2+3 and +3 funding options are available. The funding package includes a £21,609 (21/22 rates) annual stipend during the PhD years and a minimum annual stipend of £17,609 (21/22 rates) in the MRes years, with a full fee waiver for all years.

The application deadline for internal studentships is 31 January 2022.

External Funding

Queen Mary University of London is a partner institution in one of the largest Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships in the country. The London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) partnership, with King’s College London and Imperial College, provides over 50 funded ESRC studentships a year across a range of interdisciplinary areas to applicants meeting the ESRC eligibility criteria . Please visit the LISS DTP website for details of the studentship competition.

Studentships are also available to international applicants in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) .

Eligible candidates will also have the option of applying for external (1+3) funding once enrolled onto the MRes programme. For further information on funding, please see the School’s website for details and related deadlines.


MRes (2 years)

Applicants should have a very strong quantitative background.  

Applicants must hold a BSc in Economics, Finance or a related subject or an MSc in Economics or Finance or equivalent to be eligible to apply to the MRes/PhD programme.

For further details on our entry requirements and how to apply:

Direct to PhD

The standard entry route to the PhD programme is through our 2-year MRes programmes in Economics and Finance. Applicants who already hold an MRes/MPhil degree in Economics or Finance may apply to the PhD programme directly.

For further details on our entry requirements and how to apply:


For enquiries please contact the School’s Postgraduate Research Administrator:

Mr Oliver Grabowski

PhD Administrator
School of Economics and Finance

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