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Economics has a long and distinguished history at Nottingham, and Nottingham School of Economics ranks among the very best in the country.

Its research training programme is designed to equip students to compete successfully and internationally at a high level, either as academics or professional economists in key organisations such as central banks and government departments.

Supervision is offered across most of Economics, with particular research areas in:
Experimental economics & decision research Time series econometrics International economics and globalisation
Development economics Financial and monetary economics Policy evaluation

Nottingham’s School of Economics has seven major research centres:

Centre for
Decision Research and Experimental Economics
Centre for Finance, Credit and
Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy
Granger Centre for
Time Series Econometrics
Network for Integrated Behavioural Science Nottingham
Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research
Economics Research at Nottingham

Many of these Centres are interdisciplinary, with internal and external research associates. PhD students have two supervisors and supervision meetings are held approximately fortnightly. Students are encouraged to attend conferences, for which funding is available.

Key Facts:

Structure of Provision: MRes + PhD funding or PhD-only funding (please read note below), either full-time or part-time
PG Application:

Apply for the Economics MRes PhD (please read note below)

Pathway Contact: Dr Silvia Sonderegger / Professor Oliver Morrissey
Please Note:

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Economics pathway at Nottingham will need to be currently undertaking the MRes Programme, which precedes the PhD research programme in Economics and is a compulsory part of the Economics PhD offering at the University of Nottingham. Where a student has completed an MRes elsewhere, incoming students may request a waiver for direct entry to the PhD.

Please mention you have applied for ESRC funding in your University of Nottingham application.