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Economics and Finance - PhD

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Doctorate
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    22,983 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    February, October

Program Overview

What the University of Portsmouth says about their program:
"If you're ready to take your expertise in Economics into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to realise your ambitions. Our Economics research covers resource economics and environmental policy, monetary policy, behavioural and experimental economics, efficiency, productivity, and digital economy.


Economics affects almost every area of our lives, from individual financial decision-making, to global macroeconomic and monetary policy decisions made by governments around the world.


In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, we've used mathematical models and econometric methods to predict how the economy reacts to such events – and how we can prevent them happening again. Our work has helped governments develop more effective monetary policies and better regulate the use of natural resources.


In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), 100% of our research in the area of Business and Management Studies, which includes Economics, was ranked as delivering either outstanding or very considerable impact – and when you join us as a postgraduate research student, you'll make your own contribution to our exceptional work."

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

Undergraduate

  • IELTS

    6.0, with no component below 5.5

  • TOEFL

    79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing

  • PTE

    51 points with a minimum of 51 in each component

NOTE: Some programs require higher scores. The Dental Academy require an IELTS band of 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

Graduate

  • IELTS

    6.5–7.0, with no component below 6.0

  • TOEFL

    91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing

  • PTE

    61 points, with a minimum of 54 in each component

Undergraduate

Most courses require around 96-120 UCAS points and between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.

Graduate

Most courses require at least a 2.1 undergraduate degree

Fees and Funding

  • Undergraduate tuition

    £15,500 / year

  • Graduate tuition ranges from £15,000 - £17,600 / year

Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship

For September 2020 entry onwards, eligible students will be able to receive the Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship. This scholarship will take the form of a £1,600 fee reduction that will apply to your first year of study.

All self-funding, full-time, on-campus students with annual fees over £14,300 pa from the following countries are eligble for this scholarship in their first year of study and will automatically receive the fee discount: Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Cote d'Ivoire; Dominican Republic; DR of the Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Haiti; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Libya; Macau; Mauritius; Malawi; Malaysia; Mexico; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Panama; Philippines; Russia; Rwanda; Senegal; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic ; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Chancellor's Global Academic Merit Scholarship

This scholarship will take the form of a £5,000 fee reduction that will apply to your first year of study. This scholarship is merit based and applicants would need to have met all their offer conditions by 1st June 2020 (for September 2020 entry).

All self-funding, full-time, on-campus students with annual fees over £14,300 pa from the following countries are eligble to apply for this scholarship in their first year of study: Bangladesh; Egypt; Ghana; India; Kenya; Malaysia; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan; Tanzania; Vietnam; Zimbabwe.

  • School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences (SEGG) Scholarship If you're a self-funded international student, achieve a first or upper second (2:1) from your Bachelor's degree at the University of Portsmouth and accept an offer onto a Master's course before Monday 6th July 2020, you could get 50% off your course tuition fee with our Master's Scholarship.

Eligible programmes: MSc Engineering Geology; MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards; MSc Environmental Geology and Contamination; MSc Crisis and Disaster Management; MSc Geographical Information Systems; MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management.

Faculty of Business and Law Postgraduate Scholarship

If you're a student from the European Union (EU) joining our Faculty of Business and Law on a full-time or part-time postgraduate course, you may be eligible for a 40% discount on your tuition fees. You can apply to be considered for the scholarship if:

  • You're fully self-funded
  • You have UK or EU nationality
  • You've been offered a place on a campus-based full or part-time 180 credit postgraduate course, excluding distance learning or 'top-up' courses
  • You've achieved, or are predicted to achieve, a 2:1 from your undergraduate degree, or have significant, relevant managerial or professional work experience
  • You haven't started your postgraduate course at the University of Portsmouth
  • You must apply for this scholarship before you start your course

Alumni Discount

Self-funding students who have previously studied an undergraduate course at the University of Portsmouth or at a collaborative institution and eligible for a 20% on most postgraduate courses, provided the course is not at a lower level than their highest qualification. Students who studied at Portsmouth under the Study Abroad programme are also eligible for the alumni discount.