Research course


Queen Mary, University of London · Economics

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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):

  • 10th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • 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


    Semester A

    • Either Topics in Macroeconomics A and Topics in Macroeconomics B, or Topics in Microeconomics A and Topics in Microeconomics B
    • Either Topics in Econometrics A or Topics in Econometrics B

    One additional module from the following:

    • Topics in Financial Economics A
    • Topics in Financial Economics B
    • Topics in Macroeconomics A
    • Topics in Macroeconomics B
    • Topics in Microeconomics A
    • Topics in Microeconomics B

    Semester B

    Two of the following:

    • Advanced Topics in Econometrics
    • Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics
    • Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
    • Advanced Topics in Financial Economics

    Students must have attended one of the 'Topics' modules in semester A to attend the corresponding 'Advanced Topics' module in semester B.

    Semester B and summer

    Dissertation (approx. 15,000 words)

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

Programme changes for 2020

At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages.

Please note that the modules listed below are for students starting the programme in September 2020.

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
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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