The University of East Anglia and The Lahore University of Management Sciences Joint Ph.D. Program


The University of East Anglia and Lahore University of Management Sciences joint Ph.D. program

The School of Economics at the University of East Anglia, and the Department of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences invites prospective PhD students for their fully funded joint PhD partnership in Economics.

The successful PhD student will undertake their studies at the University of East Anglia, under the supervision of scholars in both departments of Economics.  This unique scholarship is open to any students of Pakistani origin.  Students are expected to undertake research on Pakistan, in the areas of expertise at the UEA School of Economics (see more here:  Students selected in this program will have two supervisors, one from each institution.

The PhD program will be standard UEA three-year PhD program plus one year of writing, for a total of four years. The first year of study includes required coursework that must be undertaken at the University of East Anglia, after which it is expected that the student may travel between Universities to undertake fieldwork.  The student will be expected to complete all the required PhD modules, which will take one year and one semester.

Application process:  To apply, the first step is to contact Dr. Turab Husain (, who is administering the program at LUMS. Dr. Husain will match the students research interests with Faculty at LUMS.  After this step, it is expected that the student will apply through the UEA application process, but will clarify that they will apply through this track, and the name of their proposed supervisor at LUMS.

You are welcome to contact Dr. Sheheryar Banuri ( at UEA to hear more about the opportunity too.

Person Specification: We are seeking a high-calibre candidate with a good MSc in Economics (2.1 and above or equivalent) or in related disciplines.

  • Application deadline: March 15 2021
  • Start Date: October 2021
  • Mode of Study: Full-time
  • Studentship length: 3 years
  • Minimum entry requirement: UK 2:1.
  • Applications are to be submitted electronically, see

Applications must be supported by:

  • Official transcripts (in English) of your higher education qualifications.
  • A Personal Statement of 500 to 1,000 words
  • A CV detailing your work experience to date.
  • Two academic references.

Evidence of your English proficiency if English is not your first language
A Research Proposal. Applications must normally be accompanied by a research proposal of 2000 words. In some cases students who are funded or who expect funding from some government agencies apply for a ‘1 + 3': MSc followed by a MPhil/PhD; in these cases, at the time of applying for a ‘1 + 3' a short research proposal will suffice.

The School and Department attach great importance to providing a speedy response to applicants. To help us do this, please follow the procedure described in the application form and guidance notes and enclose all the material that it requests. No application will be considered until all the supporting documentation is received.

All applications are considered on their own merit by the UEA Economics Postgraduate Selection Committee.

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