The Economics PhD is designed to train you to conduct research of high academic merit and to make important and original contributions to the subject. The Department of Economics enjoys an international reputation for research of the highest quality. The commitment to research that exists within the Department of Economics has been underlined by the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 exercise. Economics placed 6th out of 28 institutions in the REF 2014 subject ranking on intensity. Research is integral to the School strategy with 90% of academic colleagues in the Department of Economics having research submitted for review. Doctoral researchers are expected to participate to the fullest possible extent in the life of the Department. Amongst other things this means attending seminars organised by the Department thereby helping expose doctoral researchers to new ideas emanating from outside their own area of specialisation. It also requires actively participating in PhD workshops and conferences organised by Research Groups and institutions outside the University of Birmingham.
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On campus accommodation
Edgbaston, Birmingham, Westminster, B15 2TT
The University’s Edgbaston campus is set in 250 acres and has all the facilities of a busy town. Lawns, mature trees and walkways contribute to the peaceful atmosphere and make the campus a wonderful spot for picnics and walking.See all courses at this campus