|Nominal duration||6 semesters|
|Tuition fee||€3,100.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
This is a non-refundable fee that will be deducted from your tuition fee.
This is a validation fee that will be deducted from your tuition fee.
First or second class, upper division Master's degree
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Hungarian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
The IBS Research Officer checks the applicant’s English skills with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application.
You can find sample forms on the website.
We offer the PhD in Economics programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.
Phase 1: MPhil
Postgraduate students wishing to register for our PhD programme must first register for the MPhil and seek conversion at a later stage. IBS operates a system of preliminary registration for all research degrees so as to allow students to prepare a formal proposal during their first two semesters of study. All research students must also subject their work to an annual progress review.
All students enrolled for the MPhil in Economics programme will be supported by supervisors who will help them develop a programme of research and writing. IBS welcomes research proposals that match or are similar to IBS staff’s current research topics and/or fall within the potential supervisors’ areas of expertise.
Phase 2: PhD
The PhD in Economics is an advanced research degree, which those MPhil students may join who made satisfactory progress at the MPhil level by (a) successfully passing a comprehensive review and (b) submitting a feasible research proposal. The academic focus at IBS is on rigorous academic research to enrich the understanding of the regional, national, and international economies and to contribute to the set of analytic tools and perspectives that facilitate policymaking in this area.
PhD 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 judgements of others. A PhD thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of business and management either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.