Research postgraduate (PhD)

The PhD is a research qualification based on preparation of a dissertation. The school welcomes applications for our doctoral programmes in accounting and finance, economics and management.

We offer doctoral programmes on both a full and a part-time basis. You can find information regarding entry requirements, fees and how to apply within the online postgraduate prospectus.


Read our frequently asked questions to find out about research proposals, entry requirements and the application process.

PhD scholarships

Find out about PhD scholarships and a wider range of funding sources.

PhD student success

Explore the published or forthcoming research by current or former research students in the Department of Economics at Bristol.

The programmes

Read more about the programmes in the online prospectus.

Potential supervisors

Before applying, you should make sure you satisfy the entry requirements and that your research proposal is on a topic of interest to one or more of our potential supervisors.

Doing a PhD has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. The knowledge and transferable skills that I gained during my PhD have been giving me a good start for my academic career.

Dr Ruby Trinh
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