Entry requirements

Track1 - First class degree with exceptional grades in economics, econometrics, mathematics and other quantitative subjects. Track 2 - Exceptional marks in postgraduate economics programme. GRE test for graduates from non-UK institutions.

MRes/PhD - Track 1; MRes/PhD - Track 2

Months of entry


Course content

Track 1: In the first year of the programme you will take advanced core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques necessary for research.

In the second year, you will take a course and write a research paper in your major field; students making good progress will also take their minor field course in this year. Currently, there are field courses covering: microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, financial markets, and international, labour, public, industrial, and development economics. From the second year onwards, you will also participate in a departmental research seminar and a work in progress seminar allied to your research field.

An MRes (Master of Research) degree will be awarded to students who pass the three core courses, the field course and the research paper. Those who perform well enough in all five elements will progress to PhD registration at the start of year three. Students are required to complete their minor field course by the end of year three but will otherwise be involved in research full-time for the remainder of the programme.

Track 2: An MRes (Master of Research) degree is awarded to students who pass the required four coursework elements. Those who perform well enough will progress to PhD registration, at which stage any outstanding coursework requirements must be completed

Department specialisms

Economic Theory; Econometrics; Labour Economics; International Economics; Development Economics; Economics of Industry; Transition of Economics; Applied Macroeconomics; Money and Banking; Economic Methodology; Public Sector Economics.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months


full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613