Faculty of Business and Finance


Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) degree prepares graduates for a future as research and/or university instructors by training them in advanced econometrics and experimental methodologies. By learning current economic theory, analytical skills, research methodology, and empirical techniques, this programme gears towards preparing graduates to meet today's complex challenges and educate the next generation of public economics experts.

Programme Uniqueness
  • Produce highly skilled economists capable of generating and disseminating knowledge in the field of economics.
  • Prepare candidates to become professional, independent economic researchers who are competent in applying state-of-the-art methods to analyse economic phenomena.
  • Provide graduates with the transferable skills and attributes necessary for challenging and diverse roles in industry, government, and business, as well as in research and academic organisations.
Programme Structure
Candidates are required to complete two major courses, i.e. Business Research Methodology, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, and a Thesis. The major courses are assessed based on a continuous assessment that includes assignments and presentations.