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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Economics is no longer accepting new applications.

Teaching

Students will be registered initially for the Certificate of Postgraduate Study (CPGS) in Economics. In order to satisfy the requirements for the CPGS students are required to undertake and pass four coursework modules plus attend the 'How to do Economics' lecture course; write a research proposal (maximum length 10,000 words); and attend workshops and seminars.

Students will be considered for registration for the PhD in the Michaelmas Term of their second year. To be registered for the PhD, students must

  1. have successfully completed the requirements for CPGS (above); and
  2. submit an acceptable dissertation of not more than 20,000 words. The dissertation submitted must be of a standard that would enable it to form the basis of one third of the student's eventual PhD thesis. This means that the dissertation submitted must contain research that could be expanded upon to constitute one third of the PhD thesis.

Once upgraded to PhD status, a student concentrates on his or her PhD dissertation. In general the thesis format is either in the form of a book divided into chapters, or of three or more connected articles; in either case, the Faculty has a strict limit of 60,000 words. As research progresses, there will be opportunities to present work in progress at research workshops attended by Faculty members and research students. PhD students will also be required to attend research seminars given by outside speakers and Faculty members. 

One to one supervision

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

Feedback

The Faculty expects supervisors to meet their students regularly throughout the year.  Meetings should take place at least once a month and should be more frequent during the first year of research.   A supervisor should give oral or written comments on draft chapters or papers

Students can expect to receive an online feedback report each term.

Assessment

Thesis

In general the thesis format is either in the form of a book divided into chapters, or of three or more connected articles; in either case, the Faculty has a strict limit of 60,000 words. 

Essays

Students will be registered initially for the Certificate of Postgraduate Study (CPGS) in Economics. In order to satisfy the requirements for the CPGS students are required to undertake and pass four coursework modules plus attend the 'How to do Economics' lecture course; write a research proposal (maximum length 10,000 words); and attend workshops and seminars.

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Economics

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Dec. 13, 2018
Course Starts
Oct. 7, 2019

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 5, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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