Research course


Queen Mary, University of London · Economics

Entry requirements

Students admitted to the MRes Finance programme will normally have achieved high marks on a postgraduate degree in finance or a related field comparable to the School’s MSc Finance and Econometrics in terms of content and quality. In particular, they should have a thorough knowledge of financial economics and econometrics at the MSc level. A good knowledge of topics in mathematics and statistical theory relevant to finance (including univariate and multivariate calculus, constrained optimization, linear algebra, and probability theory) is also essential.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Research (MRes) in Finance offered by the School of Economics and Finance (SEF) is a research-oriented postgraduate programme for students who already hold an MSc in finance or a related field and who may wish to progress to doctoral study at Queen Mary (or elsewhere). Students build on their postgraduate training by completing two PhD-level module sequences in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, or financial economics (required for MRes Finance); covering core theories and methods as well as areas of active research in the School. Students also conduct original research to fulfil the substantial dissertation component of the degree, which can form the basis of later doctoral work.

The MRes can be pursued as a stand-alone degree or as the first year of a planned PhD, and when appropriate a conditional offer of admission to the doctoral programme will be made. Generous financial assistance is available for candidates with demonstrated potential for a successful research career.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

Course contact details

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