EconomicsFind a programme
Four years full-time;
seven years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Start date||Most students will start in October 2017, however other dates can be considered. Please contact the graduate studies admissions team to discuss the available options.|
The Department of Economics carries out research into most of the major fields of economics. It has a distinctive focus and reputation, combining high-level advances in economic theory, structural modelling and econometrics with innovative research in public policy. The quality of the department's research has been evident in the most recent research assessments. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the Department of Economics was ranked sixth in the UK, with a high proportion of its research activity rated in the top category.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are provisional, per annum and subject to annual increase.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2017/18
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has a quota of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
A Master's degree or equivalent, with good results in economics or a related quantitative subject.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
Most research is carried out within five main research areas:
- Economic Theory
- Labour Economics
- Macroeconomics, Growth and Development
- Public Organisation and Applied Microeconomics
Further details of the current research and supervision interests of individual members of staff are available on the school website.
The programme will provide you with a sound basis for your future career - not only in economics, but also in a wide range of fields including finance, business management, public service or teaching. Another popular route for graduates is to pursue specific research interests or academia.
Dr Erlend Berg, (Lecturer), Development economics; Household finance and insurance; Public services; Randomised-controlled trials
Professor Simon Burgess, (Professor), Empirical analysis in education; Empirical labour economics.
Dr Edmund Cannon, (Reader), Economic history, typically quantitative but not exclusively so, with an emphasis on economic growth, agriculture, banking or insurance ; Economics of pensions, particularly involving life insurance and annuity markets
Dr Sek-yu Choi, (Lecturer), Income and wealth inequality ; Labour markets and macroeconomics
Dr Jon Eguia, (Reader), Applied microeconomic theory; Game theory; Theoretical political economy.
Dr Francesco Giovannoni, (Reader), Constitutional issues; Microeconomics with particular emphasis on auctions and signalling games; Politicians and bureaucrats; Theoretical political economics
Professor Paul Grout, (Professor), Competition law; Privatisation and regulation; Public-private partnerships; The public-private interface.
Dr Majia Halonen-Akatwijuka, (Senior Lecturer), Foreign aid; Public sector institutions and reforms; The property rights theory of the firm and its applications.
Dr. Stephan Heblich, (Reader), Applied microeconometrics; Economic history; Economics of innovation; Political economy; Urban economics
Dr Timo Hiller, (Lecturer), Microeconomic theory; Networks
Dr Gregory Jolivet, (Reader), Labour economics and microeconometrics.
Dr. Etienne Lalé, (Lecturer), Labour Economics; Macroeconomics
Dr Leandro Magalhaes, (Lecturer), Public economics and applied econometrics.
Dr David Pacini, (Lecturer), Theoretical and applied econometrics.
Professor In-Uck Park, (Leverhulme Professor of Industrial Organisation), Contract theory; Game theory; Industrial organisation (theory); Information economics; Intellectual property; Network economics.
Dr Helen Simpson, (Professor), Empirical analysis of firm location decisions; Productivity, innovation and the effects of foreign direct investment.
Professor Sarah Smith, (Professor, Head of Department), Economics of charities and charitable giving; Empirical analysis of public policy.
Dr Senay Sokullu, (Lecturer), Econometrics; Empirical industrial organisation; Nonparametric econometrics.
Mr Sam Stouli, (Lecturer), Theoretical and applied econometrics
Professor Jonathan Temple, (Professor), Empirical studies of economic growth; Foreign aid; Regional growth; Two-sector growth models and structural transformation.
Dr Aleksey Tetenov, (Lecturer), Applications of machine learning methods; Games involving statistical evidence; Microeconometrics
Dr Hélène Turon, (Reader), Labour economics.
Dr Christine Valente, (Senior Lecturer), Empirical analysis of education and health in developing countries.
Professor Gerard Van Den Berg, (Professor), Applied econometrics; Health economics; Labour economics
Dr. Stephanie von Hinke, (Senior Lecturer), Applied microeconometrics; Health economics
Dr Deborah Wilson, (Reader), Public service delivery and performance.
Professor Frank Windmeijer, (Professor), Causal inference; Dynamic panel data models; Health econometrics; Microeconometrics, theory and applications.
Professor Siyang Xiong, (Lecturer), Microeconomic theory
Dr Yanos Zylberberg, (Lecturer), Development economics; Labour economics; Macroeconomics
We welcome applications at any time of year; early application is advised. The deadline for funded applications tends to be mid-February (the ESRC and University of Bristol funding application deadline is still to be confirmed).
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- 30% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 55% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 15% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 0% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
The Bristol Doctoral College facilitates and supports doctoral training and researcher development across the University.
Get in touch
Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm