Prospective PhDs

We offer a first class research environment, providing students with what they need to concentrate on their research. Each student is assigned a desk and computing facilities in an office with other research students. You can view the latest published research output of the School’s staff on the St Andrews research portal. Additional support for postgraduate students is available from St Leonard's College website.

We are proud of the thriving research environment in our School. In addition to the regular School seminar series with external speakers and the weekly staff seminar, the School also runs reading groups, where staff and PhD students present preliminary work. This forum is ideal for the exchange of research ideas and allows students to get feedback on their work from members of staff in a friendly and informal setting. Each year we also run the PhD Conference: this is a doctoral seminar, compulsory for all students, who present their research progress to the whole School.

Doctoral study within the School of Economics and Finance at the University of St Andrews is an excellent preparation for careers in different fields. Previous alumni have subsequently followed successful careers in academia, industry, finance, public sector institutions, central banks and international organisations such as the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.