We host a thriving programme of doctoral research and training with a vibrant community of doctoral scholars, who form an integral part of our research community.
The training and supervision you receive in your research degree is designed in line with the practice in leading North American and European research degrees and the recommendations in the Economic and Social Research Council's 2010 Benchmarking Review of Economics. This means you'll be well prepared to be competitive in the global market for PhD economists after completing your degree.
So, when you leave Essex, you’ll have the skills to achieve your potential in your chosen career, whether that’s in academia, policy institutions, or industry.
"The Department of Economics is an excellent place to get involved in research. You can be assured of access to some of the finest research minds in the country."