Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:1 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
Months of entry
Birkbeck's MRes Economics will prepare you to undertake MPhil/PhD or professional research by giving you the theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques you need. The course will also give you a solid understanding of economics through modules taught at Master's and MPhil level. You can also specialise in a particular area of personal or professional interest via a range of option modules.
After specialist training in research skills, you will undertake a piece of independent research, supervised by one of our academics and culminating in a dissertation of 10,000 to 12,000 words. If you are interested in pursuing further research, we offer an associated MPhil/PhD Economics.
Birkbeck's postgraduate economics courses are built around our long-running experience in research-led evening teaching. Many of our students work in government, finance, economic consultancies, think tanks and the digital economy, which generates a lively atmosphere in class and ensures that you'll be studying alongside, and networking with, committed, enthusiastic students with a wealth of experience. You will be taught by active researchers, working at the cutting edge in their respective fields, who are also experienced professional practitioners, giving specialist advice and in-house training to government departments and banks and firms in the City of London.
Birkbeck has an excellent reputation for the quality of our research and training in economics and finance and employers recognise the high-quality training that our graduates have undertaken.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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