2:1 degree or equivalent in any field, along with some preparation in economics, a strong mathematics background and evidence of research potential are essential.
GRE is compulsory for all applicants.
English standard level.
Months of entry
About this MRes/PhD programme
This programme offers you the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of economics. You will begin on the MRes degree, and will need to meet certain requirements to progress to the PhD.
The Department of Economics pioneered the development of systematic research training in economics in Britain and our MRes/PhD Economics aims for the highest international standard of achievement and professional competence. The programme offers structured research training and supervision by faculty prominent in their fields. It begins with two years of rigorous coursework, equipping you with the theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques necessary to proceed to the research component of the programme.
Many research students are associated with the work of one of LSE's research centres. You could work with the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines on areas ranging from development economics to public policy; or on research technology, growth and globalisation as part of the Centre for Economic Performance. You could contribute to major research programmes addressing the key issues of unemployment, fiscal austerity, financial markets and shifts in the world economy at the Centre for Macroeconomics; or specialise in risk management, asset pricing, financial institutions and corporate finance as part of the Financial Markets Group.
Department of Economics
The Department of Economics has expertise across the spectrum of mainstream economics. It has a long-standing commitment to remaining at the cutting edge of developments in the field, which has ensured its lasting impact on the discipline as whole. Almost every major intellectual development within Economics over the past fifty years has had input from members of the department, which counts ten Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students.
Information for international students
For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.
Fees and funding
Every research student is charged a fee for their programme.
This programme is eligible for LSE PhD Studentships, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.
More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
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