UCL Department of Economics


Economics PhD Applicant Mentoring Programme (AMP)

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Preparing a competitive application to PhD Economics programmes can be a difficult task for applicants who have little or no access to people who have experience with the process. Some applicants benefit tremendously from the help and insights provided by family or friends who are themselves academics or who are otherwise familiar with admissions into top academic programmes. Unfortunately, access to such a network of expertise is particularly rare for applicants from groups who are underrepresented in economics.

The aim of the Economics PhD Applicant Mentoring Programme (AMP) is to help applicants from underrepresented backgrounds prepare their applications to economics PhD programmes by matching applicants to mentors who are PhD students in the Departments of Economics at Cambridge, LSE, Oxford, Warwick and UCL. 

To apply for mentoring, please visit the main AMP website. There you will also be able to find out more about the initiative, such as information on eligibility and more information on the support offered. 

Please note that although the programme is endorsed by the Department of Economics, it is entirely student-led and enrolment in the AMP will in no way affect the outcome of your admissions process.