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Our Research Student Community

Students' whose PhD is related to competition policy will be assigned a supervisor who is a CCP faculty member, enabling PhD students to become eligible join the Centre. In becoming a member, students are given the unique opportunity to interact with a large community of researchers and faculty from different disciplines across a wide-range of activities, in addition to receiving training in their discipline from the associated school. The Centre also offers a comprehensive range of activities to contribute to students' learning plans, such as networking opportunities with representatives from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the Competition and Markets Authority, and occasionally offering students the opportunity for work as Research Associates on various small projects. 

In order to fully benefit from Centre members extensive knowledge, expertise and contacts, student members are expected to attend and participate in the weekly seminars, our biannual research review day, the CCP Annual Conference and our PhD Workshop.

Whilst the Centre does not run a PhD programme directly, you can study for a PhD at the UEA through the Centre's affiliated Schools: School of Economics; Political Science, Norwich Business School and UEA Law School, depending on your area of interest. 

For more information on which PhD courses the Centre are involved with contact the relevant UEA admissions team: 

To apply for a PhD in the School of Economics, Norwich Business School or UEA Law School contact the Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School. Email:

To apply for a PhD in Political Science contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Email:


PhD Studentships

The School of Economics is inviting applications for Funded PhD Studentships across five topics this year:
(1)    Market structure and competition in digital markets
(2)    Indicators for measuring competition
(3)    Competition and income inequality
(4)    Privacy and data provision in digital applications
(5)    Competition and information in the health care sector

The application deadline is 15 March 2021, please address any queries to

Click here to find out more about PhD Studentships.


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