PhD in Economics

Our PhD programme is designed for students interested in conducting original research in Economics. Under the expert supervision of our academic staff, students specialize in various fields of research within economics. We offer additional research training through a Doctoral Training Programme at the Doctoral Schools. You will complete five specialist courses in order to acquire the necessary background knowledge and methodological skills relevant for your field of research. Some are compulsory and some will be recommended by your doctoral advisory committee. You will also follow three transferable skills trainings organized or acknowledged by the Doctoral School, chosen from the following clusters: ‘Communication skills’, ‘Research & Valorization’, ‘Leadership & Personal efficiency’ and ‘Career management’. The PhD degree is awarded after the successful defense of the final thesis.

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