Economics MRes + MPhil/PhD

Research areas:

  • Centre for Economic Research on Ageing (CERA) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Centre for Research and Analysis on Migration (CReAM)
  • Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Fiscal Policy and the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • ESRC cemmap
  • New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe (NORFACE).

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IRIS department: Dept of Economics

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Economics or a related subject with distinction-level performance in some elements. They must demonstrate that they are qualified to proceed to research work. The GRE General Test is a required part of the application, except for students whose Economics MSc is from UCL or who are currently enrolled on the UCL Economics MSc programme.

English level expected: Good


  • All applicants: 14 January 2014


  • UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
  • UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
  • Overseas Full-time: £16,200
  • Overseas Part-time: £8,250


Research centre funding and Departmental Teaching Assistantships are available to PhD students, as is funding from ESRC Quota Awards and the ESRC Open Competition.

Departmental scholarships are awarded as follows: for MRes + MPhil/PhD study, six ESRC Awards, Ricardo, Pearce and WM Gorman Research Scholarships; for MSc study the Gaitskell Scholarships and James Lanner Memorial Scholarship.

Scholarships available for this department

David Pearce Scholarship

WM Gorman Graduate Research Scholarships

For academic merit and financial need.

Richardo Scholarship

Based on academic merit.

Wolfson Scholarships

The intention is that Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field. Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded solely on academic merit. Ideally the successful students would aspire to an academic career.

LAHP AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The LAHP AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership will fund up to 80 research studentships per year in three universities including UCL. You should be in the process of applying for doctoral research at your chosen institution and have established your supervisor before applying to LAHP for funding.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website


Recent graduates have obtained posts in leading universities (Barcelona, Bristol, British Columbia, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Essex, Imperial College London, LSE, New York, Oxford, Pompeu Fabra, Princeton, Southampton, Stanford, Surrey, Sussex, Sydney, Texas at Austin, Turin, UCL, California at Los Angeles, Wisconsin, and York), the Bank of England, the Bank of Spain and the World Bank.

Next steps


Ms Daniella Fauvrelle

T: +44 (0)20 7679 5861

W: Economics



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