DPhil (PhD) in Economics

General

Program Description

Course outline

DPhil students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgments of others. A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of economics either by the discovery of new knowledge or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.

Application

If you wish to apply, please fill in our online electronic application form and upload your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with official English translation, your passport copy and English language certificate (if you have one). Please email us your planned research topic to info@ibs-b.hu soon after the online application.

Admission is all year round. Application, Skype interview, and English testing are free of charge.

Entry requirements

•first or second class, upper division degree or significant work experience. A Master’s degree is preferred,

•sufficient English skills and academic knowledge that the IBS Research Officer checks with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application. The interview is followed by the IBS English language test (you can be exempt from the test with a sufficient score of IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or Pearson),

•after a successful Skype interview and English testing student must submit his/her plan by email. If the plan is accepted, the student will proceed with payment transfer of the first year’s fee and will have a face-to-face consultation on his/her plan with the Supervisor.

First, all students are registered as MPhil students and at the end of the first year when their research proposal is assessed the decision is made on the conversion to the DPhil.

Teaching methods

Candidates spend a considerable part of their studies undertaking supervised research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgments of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner.

Last updated November 2018

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