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The School of Economics and Finance at the University of St Andrews is part of Scotland’s first university, with an established reputation as one of Europe’s leading and most distinctive centres for research and teaching. The School is a dynamic research-led School with faculty conducting innovative and path-breaking research in relevant and important issues for individuals and societies.
About the studentships
The School of Economics and Finance invites applications for full-time PhD studentships, starting in the academic year 2021-22. We offer fully funded studentships for students seeking to work on any area of economics.
Awards include a tuition fee waiver covering your full fees (home, UK or overseas) plus an annual maintenance stipend and teaching allowance, which in total is equal to the current UK Research Council rate of £15,285 per year (to be increased annually in line with Research Council scholarship rates). Award holders will be required to undertake a small number of hours of undergraduate tutorial teaching (up to an average of 5 hours per week during the semester).
We offer an additional research allowance of up to £400 per academic year to help with costs arising from research such as travel to conferences or essential software, subject to prior approval.
Studentships are awarded on a rolling basis, to be taken up in September for the 2021-22 Academic Year. They will be tenable for up to 3 years (subject to the holder making satisfactory progression as assessed through the University’s procedures for reviewing the performance of doctoral students).
Candidates will be considered for admission for the PhD first and for the award only after they have been offered a place on the programme.
Who is eligible?
We welcome applications from strong candidates who can demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential. Firstly, we require the equivalent of a “Merit” in a taught MSc course in Economics and a distinction in their MSc dissertation. If needed, the student may be required to undertake further MSc level coursework in their first year of doctoral studies and pass with merit. Secondly, the prospective student must have a carefully thought out research proposal with a clear research question. Thirdly, there must be a qualified supervisor in the department who is both willing and able to supervise the student in his or her chosen line of research. Normally we do not consider applications from those students whose average grade is less than 60% across all modules of an MSc degree or a lower than 2.1 degree in the undergraduate degree.
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How to apply
Please visit our website for details on how to apply.
The candidate’s PhD application must be complete by 31 January 2021 for the applicant to be eligible for an award. Applications are welcome in advance of the deadline and we will consider them on a rolling basis.
For queries please email Laura Newman (PhD Administrator) at email@example.com .
The University of St Andrews is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). The School of Economics and Finance holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award and is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly invite applications from groups who are typically underrepresented in economics.
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