UCD School of Economics is a research-intensive department with experts with international reputations in a wide range of topics such as applied microeconomics, international trade, health economics, econometrics, macroeconomics and economic history. School members have recent or forthcoming articles in leading journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Finance and Review of Economics and Statistics. School members have also published important articles in fields such as applied mathematics, biology, political science, public health, psychology and social history.
Graduate students interested in coming to UCD to undertake research supervised by our staff can find information on our PhD programme at the link below.
Students are admitted to Stage 1 of our PhD program. The first year of the programme is devoted to PhD level coursework, building research skills and developing a research topic. The standard structure of our PhD dissertation is a collection of individual research papers. During the second year (usually early in the second term) students present their research (typically their first completed paper) at a transfer seminar. If successful, students can transfer to Stage 2 of their PhD.
Each admitted student will be assigned a primary supervisor. In addition, the student will have a Doctoral Studies Panel, consisting of staff members who have read the student's application and have indicated a willingness to supervise the student.
All PhD students in the College of Social Sciences and Law are required to take a minimum of 30 ECTS of PhD-level coursework.