LUMS and the University of East Anglia to Offer a Joint PhD in Economics
The Department of Economics at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS and the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have entered into a partnership to offer a fully funded, joint PhD programme in Economics.
Admitted PhD students will undertake their studies at the University of East Anglia, under the supervision of scholars at both Departments of Economics. Students enrolled in the programme will have two supervisors, one from each institution. This unique scholarship is open to students of Pakistani origin. Students are expected to undertake research on Pakistan, in the areas of expertise at the School of Economics, UEA.
This joint PhD will be a four-year programme; three years will be based on a standard UEA PhD programme format and the last year will comprise writing. The first year of study includes required coursework that must be undertaken at UEA, after which the student may travel between the two universities to undertake fieldwork. Students will be expected to complete all the required PhD modules, which will take one year and one semester.
To apply, the first step is to contact Economics faculty member, Dr. Turab Hussain (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is administering the programme at LUMS. Dr. Hussain will match the PhD students’ research interests with faculty at LUMS. After this step, students will be expected to apply through the UEA PhD application process, but will clarify that they are applying through this track, and the name of their proposed supervisor at LUMS.
Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Sheheryar Banuri (email@example.com) at UEA to learn more about the opportunity.
The PhD Economics aims to enrol high-calibre candidates with an MSc in Economics (2.1 and above or equivalent) or in a related discipline from a reputed institution.
Application deadline: March 15, 2022
Start date: October 2022
Mode of study: Full-time
Studentship length: 3 years
Minimum entry requirement: UK 2:1
Applications are to be submitted electronically, click here.
Applications must be supported by
- Official transcripts (in English) of higher education qualifications
- A personal statement of 500 to 1,000 words
- A CV detailing the candidate’s work experience to date
- Two academic references
- Evidence of English proficiency if English is not the first language
- A Research Proposal - Applications must normally be accompanied by a research proposal of 2000 words. In some cases, students who are funded or who expect funding from government agencies apply for a ‘1 + 3': MSc followed by a MPhil/PhD; in these cases, at the time of applying for a ‘1 + 3', a short research proposal will suffice.
UEA attaches great importance to providing a speedy response to applicants. To help UEA do this, please follow the procedure described in the application form and guidance notes and enclose all the material that it requests. No application will be considered until all the supporting documentation is received.
All applications are considered on their own merit by the UEA Economics Postgraduate Selection Committee.