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Leeds University Business School Economics Department Department Scholarship


Key facts

Friday 15 March 2024
Funding start date
Tuesday 1 October 2024
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
University of Leeds
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Two full scholarships are available in the Economics Department in 2024/25. This scholarship is open to UK and international applicants and covers full fees plus a maintenance allowance that matches UKRI rates. <br /> <br /> The Economics Department at the University of Leeds invites applications from prospective postgraduate researchers who wish to commence study for a PhD in the academic year 2024/25 for the Economics Department Doctoral Scholarship. <br /> <br /> The award is open to full-time or part-time candidates (part time study available to UK applicants only), who have been offered a place on a PhD degree at the Economics Department. This fully funded PhD place provides an exciting opportunity to pursue postgraduate research in a range of fields relating to Economics.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<p>The Economics Department at the University of Leeds conducts cutting-edge research within five broadly defined research themes: the macroeconomy and macroeconomic policy; work, labour and organization; financialisation and globalisation; development and wellbeing; and environment, infrastructure, innovation and the circular economy. &nbsp;</p> <p>Across our different research themes, we take an open-minded approach to economic problems offering our PhD students a unique and distinctive research experience. We encourage realistic, interdisciplinary and policy relevant research. While candidates are not discouraged from developing their own ideas and interest, we strongly recommend that their proposed research is clearly located within one or more of our core research themes. For more information about our areas of research expertise and potential supervisors consult <a href="">our website.&nbsp;</a></p> <p><strong>Information about the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>We are offering 2 full-time PhD scholarships in the Economics Department at the University of Leeds for two international or UK candidates, covering a maintenance grant at the standard UKRI rate (currently &pound;18,622 in 2023/24) and full tuition fees at the University of Leeds standard rate for 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory progress.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Duration of the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>Full time (3.5 years). The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to 2.5 years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Conditions</strong></p> <ul> <li>Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree.&nbsp;</li> <li>Awards must be taken up by 1<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;October 2024.&nbsp;</li> <li>Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this scholarship.&nbsp;</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Faculty information</h2>

<h3><strong>Information about Leeds University Business School&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>We are a leading, full-service business school, regularly world ranked by the Financial Times,&nbsp;QS and The Economist, and one of a small number of schools worldwide to be triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. We deliver undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhD, executive and professional education and online study, to over 5000 students from around 100 countries.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021</a> deemed 90% of the Business School&rsquo;s submitted research to be either &lsquo;world-leading&rsquo; or &lsquo;internationally excellent&rsquo; overall. The School is a faculty of the University of Leeds, one of the leading higher education institutions in the UK, ranked 75 in the <a href="">top 100 universities in the world</a> (QS rankings 2024) and a member of the prestigious <a href="">Russell Group</a> of research-intensive UK universities.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our teaching and research is organised around our six departments: Accounting and Finance; Economics; International Business; Management; Marketing, and Work and Employment Relations. Much of our research involves cross-departmental, cross-university, cross-institutional and international collaborations organised through cross-disciplinary research centres. Our mission is to make an exceptional impact on business and society globally through leadership in research and teaching.&nbsp;</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p><strong>Stage 1:</strong> First, apply for a research place of study by completing a study application form. You will be expected to meet our<a href=""> eligibility criteria for PhD candidates</a>, including the English language requirements if your first language is not English. Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="">application portal.</a></p> <p>Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is the Leeds University Business School Economics Department Department Scholarship. Once you have received your student ID number (a 9-digit number) move onto stage 2.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stage 2: </strong>Apply for the Leeds University Business School Economics Department Department Scholarship by working your way through the <a href="">scholarship application form.</a>&nbsp;You must submit your scholarship application by <strong>12.00 p.m. on 15th March 2024.</strong></p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the <a href="">Faculty&rsquo;s minimum English language requirements.</a></p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to this scholarship in the Economics Department should ideally have a first-class or at least a good upper second-class undergraduate degree. Candidates should hold a British Masters degree (or equivalent degree from an overseas university) or an equivalent professional qualification with a minimum average score of 60 percent (or equivalent); and in an appropriate academic discipline. Appropriate academic disciplines include those directly related to the subject specialisms of Economics Department or providing skill sets which are particularly relevant to the PhD research project (for example, social research methods, statistics, etc.) <br /> <br /> Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the Graduate School Admissions Office ( prior to making an application. <br />

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for the LUBS department is an IELTS of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

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