PhD study in Economics

PhD study in Economics

There are currently over 50 PhD students undertaking economics research programmes at Glasgow. Programmes are offered in:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Quantitative Finance

The research groups page lists the topics actively being researched by our staff although supervision may be offered in a broader range of topics than those listed. You will be allocated a supervisor with expertise in your proposed area of study who will offer guidance and advice during your studies.  You may wish to contact a member of staff by email, please ensure you only make contact with staff where there is a strong and clear match between their interests and your proposed research. Your email must include a detailed CV, a 3,000 word (maximum) research proposal and copies of your degree transcripts.

A scholarship for PhD study in Microeconomic theory supervised by Professor Herve Moulin is now being advertised.  There is more information about this scholarship on the Economics Postgraduate research opportunities listing under Fees and funding.


For more information, you can contact:

Dr Francesca Flamini, the Convenor of PhD Programmes offered by Economics, who will be able to advise on academic issues.

Hannah Engleman is the administrative contact for Economics PhD programmes and can answer initial programme enquiries. Hannah can be contacted by email to business-pgr-applications@glasgow.ac.uk or by telephone to +44 (0)141 330 5683.

There is a 10% discount on fees for postgraduate research students, full and part time, who have previously completed a masters degree at the University of Glasgow. There is no restriction on the period of time between completion of the masters award and enrolling on a PhD.