Information for Prospective Students

Scholarships and Funding


Important information for all Applicants

Master's Scholarships

Gaitskell MSc Scholarships

Up to four scholarships of £5,000 each will be awarded for full-time MSc study in the Department of Economics.

James Lanner Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship of £5,000 is available for prospective students of the MSc in Economics. Preference is given to candidates who intend to specialise in international economics or on issues of economic policy in Europe.

Application and Information

All applicants to the department's Programmes are automatically considered for departmental funding; there is no separate application procedure. Only those applicants shortlisted for departmental funding will be notified.

Research Scholarships

Ricardo Scholarships

  • A maximum of TWO (2) scholarships known as the Ricardo Scholarships may be awarded in each session.
  • The value of each scholarship is £15,590, plus FULL (OVERSEAS OR UK/RATE) TUITION FEE WAIVER.
  • The scholarship is tenable for THREE YEARS.

David Pearce Scholarships

  • A maximum of THREE (3) scholarships known as the David Pearce Scholarships may be awarded in each session.
  • The value of each scholarship is £15,590, plus FULL (OVERSEAS OR UK/RATE) TUITION FEE WAIVER
  • The scholarship is tenable for ONE YEAR.

WM Gorman Graduate Research Scholarships

Up to 7 scholarships of £15,000 each are available to prospective or current MPhil/PhD students in the Department of Economics. These scholarships are tenable for one year only, and can only be held once.

Postgradaute Teaching Assistantships(PGTAs)

The Department of Economics hires a number of PhD students annually to supplement academic lectures through the delivery of small group teaching for students on the BSc and MSc Economics courses.  Main duties of the PGTA post are class teaching, a weekly office hour, attendance reporting, plus coursework and examination marking.

PhD students who have successfully completed the first year of the MRes programme are eligible to apply for these posts.


The current annual salary for a full-time position (up to 72 teaching hours) is £11,733 (inclusive of London Allowance and a Market Supplement of £5,668).  Part-time positions are also available.

Application and Information

The period of application is usually July-Aug each year.  All applications must be made via the UCL Human Resources website:

For further information please contact Katie Canada

Page last modified on 16 apr 13 09:15 by Mark Skinsley

*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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