Postgraduate research in economics (MRes and PhD)

The School of Economics has an innovative research community, a welcoming atmosphere and excellent research facilities.

Our research students are encouraged to interact with a wide range of faculty members and attend our term-time seminar series, including external and internal speakers. PhD students also present their work once a year in a dedicated, internal seminar series which is attended by both students and faculty. 

Why choose Bristol for your PhD study in Economics?

  • Study at a top 5 UK university for research (THE analysis of REF 2021)
  • Receive excellent support within a vibrant postgraduate research community
  • Make use of comprehensive research facilities, including the extensive provision of networked software and databases and online access to all leading journals.

School of Economics postgraduate research programmes


Students will need to secure funding before starting their MRes or PhD programme.

School of Economics bursaries

We award a small number of bursaries each year. These take a couple of different formats:

Postgraduate master's loan

The UK government a offers postgraduate master's loan to UK and EU nationals (conditions apply) which could help with the costs of studying our MRes. Find out  how to apply.

Other funding

Find out about other sources of funding you may be eligible for, including various scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Pioneering research

Research in the School of Economics is internationally recognised for its originality, significance and for delivering real-world impact.

Explore our Economics research.

The department strikes a perfect balance with its intimate size, hosting both distinguished scholars and bright, emerging researchers. Furthermore, the school provides substantial bursaries and teaching opportunities, alleviating any financial pressures during my PhD journey.

Chuanzi Yue (PhD, 2023)
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