Research course

Macroeconomics and Marxian Theory

Open University · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent), with masters degree preferred.

Months of entry


Course content

Since the 2008 financial crisis took hold, there has been a major intellectual shift, both in the discipline of economics and in the wider economic and social policy world, towards a renewed interest in macroeconomics. This has posed an intellectual challenge within a national discipline that had side-lined macroeconomic analysis. The Economics discipline at the OU has taken up the challenge of renewing its macroeconomic expertise, developing macroeconomic research, and applying our interdisciplinary and pluralistic approach to economics to macroeconomic processes related to income distribution, industrial dynamics, and social and welfare processes.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1908 654456