Lead Institution: Birkbeck
Cluster Leader:  Dr Yunus Aksoy

 Competition for studentships for 2016 entry is now closed.

The Birkbeck department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics is an independent unit within the School of Business, Economics and Informatics. There are longstanding collaborative arrangements for advanced doctoral training with other London Colleges. Within the department, there is a strong multi-disciplinary research team and collaboration in teaching, particularly in the areas of statistics/econometrics and finance/financial engineering. Evidence of success includes publication in top-rated journals, a major ESRC programme World Economy and Finance), prestigious placement of PhD graduates, close links to practitioners and substantial involvement in policy issues.

Pathways in the Economics cluster


1+3 route:      MSc Economics plus MPhil/PhD
+3 route:        MPhil/PhD

Finance/Mathematics and Finance

1+3 route:      MSc Finance/MSc Finance and Commodities/MSc Financial Engineering plus                                     MPhil/PhD
+3 route:        MPhil/PhD

For examples of current DTC research, take a look at student profiles from the Economics cluster