PhD degrees in economics at the University of Sheffield
Studying for a PhD in economics gives you the opportunity to deepen your interest in the subject by studying in an area of your choice. You will develop a broad range of research skills relevant to your subject area and this will equip you for a career in academic research or as a practising economist in the public or private sector.
These pages provide information on the opportunities available for PhD degrees in economics at the University of Sheffield, including the research interests of our staff. They also describe the general arrangements for research in the department and explain how you can make an application.
The Department of Economics
The Department of Economics is one of the few stand alone economics departments in the north of England and we have a well-established and successful postgraduate research programme.
Currently there are around 30 students studying for a PhD in a wide range of topics. If you choose to study at Sheffield you will become part of this lively community and play a key role in the academic life of the department.
The White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) in Social Sciences
The new White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership in Social Sciences was announced in 2016 made up of the universities of Sheffield, Leeds, York, Sheffield Hallam, Bradford, Hull and Manchester Metropolitan University. It was formed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) so students will benefit from being able to access the highest quality training in the social sciences.