(MPhil also available)
|Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
|February and October
||January to April
PhD (MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
February and October
January to April
Now more than ever, economics is grappling with the meanings of progress and what the economy and policy are aiming for. Widening the concept of well-being to uncover its multiple dimensions remain at the centre of much research on welfare economics, social policy and health economics. We welcome proposals from all disciplines interested in researching the following issues:
- Economics of health: health policies, health systems, impact of economic policies on health outcomes, the interactions between health and socio-economic inequalities, health and international development
- Economics of social policy: social security policy and impacts on poverty and inequality, gender impacts of fiscal policy, investment in childcare and adult social care, quality of care employment, minimum income standards, taxation, microsimulation of tax and benefit policies, division of paid and unpaid work
- Economics of well-being: capabilities approach and measurement, multidimensional concepts of well-being, time-use analysis and working time reduction, cultural approaches to well-being, interaction between care work and well-being, autonomy and care needs, politics of well-being and happiness, measures of economic progress, collective well-being and public goods.
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). If you are not a UK citizen, you may need to prove your knowledge of English.
Fees and funding
|Full time: £4,712 per year
||Full time: £11,958 per year
|Part time: £2,356 per year
||Part time: £5,979 per year
Some of our research students are funded via The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership; others are self-funded.
For detailed information about fees and funding, visit Fees and studentships.
To see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, see Current studentships.