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Dr Eric Ruto is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Lincoln Business School. Dr Ruto has research interests broadly in the areas of rural, food, and environmental economics and has expertise in quantitative research methods. His methodological interests include discrete choice modelling, multivariate statistical analysis methods, and applied econometricsAcademic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MPhil/PhD Economics
Welcome to MPhil/PhD Economics
How You Study
How You Study
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Research at Lincoln International Business School
Before submitting your application, we strongly recommend that you take a look at the research groups within Lincoln International Business School and individual staff research interests and indicate how your proposed research aligns with our research.
- Community Organisation Research Group
- Regional and Rural Enterprise Research Group
- Marketing and Supply Chain Research Group
- Responsible Management Research Group
- Visitor Economy Research Group
- Lincoln Economics and Finance Research Group
To find out more, please visit Lincoln International Business School research pages.
How to Apply
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, successful applicants are offered enrolment in October or February only.
Before you apply, it is important that you take the time to review our current research activity to identify where your research interests link to our work and expertise. This includes taking a look at the research groups that sit within Lincoln International Business School, as your research interests ideally should fit into at least one of these groups.
You may indicate in your application how your proposed research specifically aligns to the interests of a named research group. You do not need to identify a supervisor in advance of applying; if successful you will be allocated a supervision team. After you identify where your own research interest is likely to fit alongside our research and expertise, you may proceed to prepare an application.
Your research proposal is an essential part of your application that will be used to assess both your suitability for a research degree and whether we can offer you supervision. This should outline your research interests and the nature of the research you plan to carry out (about 3,000 to 5,000 words in length, excluding references and appendices). If accepted, you are not committed to following your proposed research exactly. Please note that a personal statement does not meet the requirements of a research proposal.
Please refer to our research proposal guidelines for advice on creating your proposal.
Career and Personal Development
Throughout the research degree, students are encouraged to take part in all activities associated with developing a research career. The Researcher Development Programme from the Doctoral School considers career development pathways and students are encouraged to maintain training and development logs throughout their studies.
In some cases students will have the opportunity to support undergraduate students and experience seminar teaching. To support this, the University of Lincoln offers a range of teaching and learning activities and courses, and postgraduate students involved in teaching are encouraged to actively to take up these opportunities for development.
Working in Partnership
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
Research at Lincoln
Our research themes cover a unique set of areas, reflecting our role as a civic university and our aspirations to become thought leaders.
There are opportunities to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Supporting your Research
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.