The MPhil and PhD programme provides an opportunity to undertake original research into a wide variety of areas. The department has a strong international research reputation, covering all mainstream fields of economics. Many of our academics are acknowledged as leading the field in their disciplines. The department has a lively PhD community and team of academic staff, with their own individual research topic areas. The emphasis is on involving PhD students in our areas of expertise, providing them with a strong environment in which to pursue their research, and encouraging and helping with publication. Students are also encouraged to present their work both within the department and at international conferences.
Most students are registered in the first instance for the degree of MPhil. The MPhil may include some taught units in year one. Students are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written-up as a substantial thesis. The transfer from MPhil to PhD is subject to students passing an assessment process, which involves submission of a substantial portion of written work and an oral examination.
The final stage of the PhD degree is the viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend their thesis to a Board of Examiners.
Application Processing Time in Days: 40
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description
|IELTS (1.0 -9.0)
|TOEFL IBT (0-120)
|TOEFL CBT (0-300)
Job Opportunity Potential
There is a strong demand for Bath graduates from employers, including multinationals and prestigious organisations of all sizes.
The vocational bias of many of the courses, the industrial links, the integrated periods of industrial training and the calibre of the students all contribute towards this.
How we help our students
Information on employment and further study.
Individual guidance and assistance with career choice.
Workshops to develop self-presentation and other employability skills.
Help for students in earlier years with changing course or finding vacation work.
Job vacancies and a full programme of employer events and activities.
Workshops and guidance for research postgrads throughout their programme and to help plan their career beyond.
2 year PSW
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
IELTS Academic IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each component IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each component
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 62 with no less than 59 in any component 69 with no less than 62 in any component 69 with no less than 69 in any component
Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online) 62 with no less than 59 in any component 69 with no less than 62 in any component 69 with no less than 69 in any component
Cambridge Certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) 176 with no less than 169 in all elements 185 with no less than 176 in all elements 185 with no less than 185 in all elements
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 176 with no less than 169 in all elements 185 with no less than 176 in all elements 185 with no less than 185 in all elements
TOEFL iBT 90 overall with no less than 21 in any element 100 overall with no less than 24 in any element 100 overall with no less than 27 in any element
New Tests Accepted
IELTS Indicator IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each component IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each component
TOEFL iBT Home Edition 90 overall with no less than 21 in any element 100 overall with no less than 24 in any element 100 overall with no less than 27 in any element
LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 Communicator High Pass C1 Expert Pass C1 Expert Pass
Trinity College London ISE III with Pass in all four components ISE III with Merit in all four components ISE III Distinction in writing and one other component and Merit in two components
Indian 12th Standard (all boards) + Bachelors taught in English * 75% 75% 80%
You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in a social sciences subject. We will also consider graduates with an undergraduate degree in other subjects where you have substantial relevant professional experience.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
- Duration: 04 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
Application Fee: 60 GBP