Postgraduate research (MRes and PhD)

The School of Economics has an innovative research community, a welcoming atmosphere and excellent research facilities.

Why choose Bristol for your PhD study in Economics?

  • Study at a top 5 UK university for research (THE analysis of REF 2014)
  • Receive excellent support within a vibrant PhD community
  • Make use of comprehensive research facilities including the extensive provision of networked software and databases, and online access to all leading journals.

Our research students are strongly encouraged to interact with other members of the Faculty and to attend the term-time seminar series, including external and internal speakers. PhD students also present their work once a year in a dedicated, internal seminar series which is attended by both students and faculty.

MRes and PhD programmes

Applying for PhD study at Bristol

PhD Student success

Explore published or forthcoming research by current and former research students in the School of Economics.

Pioneering research

Research in the School of Economics is internationally recognised for its originality, significance and rigour, and for delivering real-world impact.

Explore the latest research publications.

The best thing about Bristol was the research environment and the collaborations that this fostered with a number of colleagues. Having now left Bristol, I really value the connections that I built during my time there and still work with a number of people in the university.

Lindsey (PhD in Economics)

Bristol Doctoral College

Our Bristol Doctoral College supports the community of postgraduate researchers across our research degree programmes. Find out what the Doctoral College has to offer you.

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