The Economics Division at Stirling Management School is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching. The Division is ranked in the top 10% of institutions in the UK and Europe by RePEc. In the 2008 UK Research Assessment (2008), we had 60% of our research classified as world-leading and internationally excellent. We have received an overall score of 80% by the Complete University Guide Ranking in 2014. We are considered among the top 25 universities in the UK and top four in Scotland.
We are active participants in Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) including running one of the three major research pathways (Work and Well-Being). Our staff under-take prominent research in a number of areas:
At postgraduate level, we offer taught Master's programmes in Energy Management , Banking and Finance, and we actively participate in the delivery of the School’s MSc in Behavioural Science. We offer research degrees at PhD level in Economics. We are also part of Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (www.sgpe.ac.uk/) which is a collaborative venture between eight top Scottish universities.
Stirling is at top 12 in the UK for graduate employability with 94% of our graduates in employment, or further study, within six months of graduating. (Telegraph / Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2011/12). The university was also place in Top 5 in UK for best value University (Telegraph, 2012).
Students who wish to compete for an ESRC studentship to conduct a PhD in economics at the University of Stirling should email Dave Comerford (firstname.lastname@example.org) before February 15th. Details of the scheme is available here.