Entry requirements

Degree requirements

A Distinction at UK Masters level in Economics, Finance or a related field. A thorough knowledge of Masters-level Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Econometrics, and also of Mathematics and statistical theory relevant to Economics is required.

Additional information

For information on the comparability of international qualifications to a UK Masters degree, please contact the Admissions Office.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

Months of entry


Course content

About the School of Economics and Finance (SEF):

  • Close proximity to London’s financial districts (City of London and Canary Wharf)
  • Self-contained campus with on-site accommodation
  • State-of-the-art building
  • Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals

About the Economics MRes:

  • Research-oriented programme for students who already hold an MSc in economics or a related field
  • Strong emphasis on formal maths, statistics and econometrics
  • Teaching and dissertation supervision by research-active academics
  • Most students graduating from the programme continue onto our PhD programme (subject to fulfilling requirements)
  • Can also be pursued as a stand-alone degree
  • Generous financial assistance available for outstanding candidates

MRes Economics

Year 1: 120 credits

Semester A: Microeconomics I, Macroeconomics I, Econometrics I (all 20 credits each)
Semester B: Microeconomics II, Macroeconomics II, Econometrics II (all 20 credits each)

Year 2: 120 credits

Semester A: Two from a choice of elective modules (15 credits each)

Advanced Econometrics
Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
Foundations in Asset Pricing
Foundations in Corporate Finance

Semester B: Two from a choice of elective modules (15 credits each)

International Economics
Development Economics
Labour & Public Economics
Advanced Finance I
Advanced Finance II

Semester B and C: Dissertation (60 credits)

Department specialisms

Macroeconomics, microeconomic theory and game theory, applied microeconomics, econometric theory, time series analysis, theoretical and empirical finance, and financial econometrics.

Information for international students

Find more information by visiting our dedicated web pages for international students www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/

Fees and funding

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Economics and Finance
+44 (0)20 7882 8848