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Graduate Admissions

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Distinction).

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

The basic requirements for admission to the PhD programme are

  •  A First Class, or high II.i  (av. 68-69), Economics undergraduate honours degree from a UK university, or a GPA of at least 3.8/4.0 from a non-UK university. 
  • a Distinction-level Master’s degree in Economics equivalent to the Faculty’s MPhil in Economic Research. 

In addition, we strongly encourage applicants to include information about their ranking within their academic years, at both undergraduate and master’s degree.

University Minimum Academic Requirements


Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110

CAE

Score: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment.

CPE

Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element).


Visa Information

No ATAS required

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Economics

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Dec. 3, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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