City University London
In Islington (England)

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  • Foundation degree
  • Islington (England)
  • When:

Overview The Department of Economics is particularly proud of its reputation, both nationally and internationally and we have a long tradition of providing postgraduate courses with strong professional orientation. We have grown considerably over the last twenty years, from a small number of staff mainly undertaking service teaching to its current status as a medium-sized department undertaking a full range of research, teaching and consultancy activities.The School of Social Sciences has made a considerable investment in recent years into Economics at City. This includes an increase in academic staff, enabling existing and new staff to spend more time on research, and funding for postdoctoral research fellows and PhD student bursaries.We have a wide-ranging but focused research programme, with an emphasis on rigorous economic and econometric modelling, but also a concern for practical applications in both private and public sectors. Much of our research involves collaboration, within the department and University more widely, and with outside bodies, for example NERA and the King's Fund.Our Economics research groups include:Behavioural EconomicsCentre for Competition & Regulatory PolicyCity Health Economics CentreEconomics of MigrationFinancial EconomicsMacroeconomics School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Economics Start Date: Admissions take place on 1 October each year. Entry Requirements Applicants should have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree with at least a second class (upper division) pass or equivalent; plus a good Masters level degree with at least a pass with merit (or equivalent). English Language Requirements For students whose first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Students can study both full and part-taught programmes; full-time students will be expected to take three taught modules in their first year, in at least two of Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, and Econometrics, with a possible choice of one module from the Cass Business School MRes programme. Progression to the second year will be conditional on passing these modules. Part-time students will be expected to pass these three modules during their first two year.

Research Areas

The current research interests of our staff can be found on our staff profile pages.

You can also find a list of our current research students and their projects.

Outline syllabi for taught PhD modulesEconometrics
  • Stationary Time-Series Models and Models with Trend
  • Multivariate Time Series Models; VAR, Cointegration
  • Structural VARs
  • Bayesian Econometrics and DSGE Estimation.
  • Parameter and Model Uncertainty: Competing Monetary Models
  • Macroeconomics and Medium Run
  • The classical economic growth problem: phase diagrams, comparative dynamics
  • Open and closed economy representative agent models with money in the utility function, the maximum principle
  • Brock's representative agent model: optimality in intertemporal optimization problems
  • The overlapping generations model of fiat money: exchange rate indeterminacy
  • Dynamic programming, Markov equilibria
  • Individual Decision Making and General Equilibrium; Demand, Production, Choice under Uncertainty
  • Equilibrium and its Basic Welfare Properties
  • Game Theory.

Additional information


  • Full-time EU: £4,500 per year
  • Part-time EU: £2,250 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,000 per year
  • Part-time Non EU: £6,000 per year

Fees for doctoral candidates are charged annually and cover registration, supervision and examination. Fees are subject to review each year and may vary during your period of registration.

PhD Studentship

The School of Arts and...