University of Nottingham Malaysia

Economics PhD programme


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Qualification: PhD
Fees: Malaysian – RM35,700 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM41,900 per year
Mode: Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

We offer high-quality doctoral training to postgraduate students who wish to pursue an MPhil or PhD. As a research student you will work under a supervisor who will assist you in your research and thesis design. By registering for your postgraduate research degree at the Malaysia Campus you will benefit from dual project supervision by academics based in Malaysia and the UK.

This programme offers two options: The first is for students who prefer to complete the entire programme at the Malaysia Campus; the second is a 1+2 split scheme where you will spend all, or a substantial part, of your first year at the UK Campus. The rest of your programme will then be completed at the Malaysia Campus.

Our current areas of research include:

  • behavioural economics
  • development economics
  • experimental economics
  • international economics
  • macroeconomics
  • microeconomics

How to apply for PhD

If you are interested in applying, we would recommend that you familiarise yourself with our research areas and staff expertise and then contact us to discuss your research project proposal with the relevant supervisor in the first instance. You can then visit our applications pages to find out how to apply.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Master of Science in Economics with a merit grade (or international equivalent).

Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 100 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)

PTE (Academic): 76 (with no less than 65 in each element)

MUET: Band 5

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.



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University of Nottingham Malaysia 
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43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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