School of Social Sciences - Economics Discipline Area Studentships - 2020

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Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
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Type of award


Managing department


  • Home Fees or overseas fees
  • £18,009 annual maintenance stipend (to be confirmed)
  • Students can apply for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant.

Please note that in the event that you withdraw from the Programme at any time prior to completion of the PhD, you may be required to pay back, at University's discretion, the maintenance stipend received on a pro-rata basis.

Specified use

PhD programme

Tenable period

4 or 5 years full-time

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

4 approximately.

Funding provider

School of Social Sciences - Economics

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

Academic requirements

Please see the programme information for academic entry requirements .

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application procedure

Full on-line application which must include;

  • Research proposal
  • Two academic references
  • Degree certificate and transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Name of preferred supervisor (include this information on the application form).
  • GRE score (international (non UK/EU) applicants only and only if NOT studied in the UK previously)

Application form
Selection criteria

Normally, distinction or 1st class, in exceptional cases, high-merit will be considered.

Selection body

Economics Department

Closing date

08 Jan 2019

There are three rounds of admissions deadlines for candidates in Economics.  The deadlines are:

  • Round 1: 6 January 2020
  • Round 2: 6 March 2020
  • Round 3: 15 June 2020

Please be aware that decisions on applications will not be made until after each round deadline

If you wish to be considered for ESRC/NWDTC funding then you MUST have submitted your complete  programme application before the January 2020 deadline.

Decision date

May/June 2020

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