Taught course


University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School

Entry requirements

A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics or a related discipline. A good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides an advanced training in economic theory and econometrics, and application of these to achieve a sophisticated understanding of policy issues. It constitutes the taught part of an ESRC-recognised '1+3' programme leading to a PhD degree, reflecting the strength of our diverse research interests.
Programme content
The programme comprises 180 credits in total (credits are given in brackets).
Compulsory courses:
  • Microeconomics (20)
  • Macroeconomics (30)
  • Econometrics (30)
  • Risk, Uncertainty and Information (10)
  • Research Methods in Economics (10)
  • Option (20)
  • Dissertation (60)
The option is selected from:
  • Development Economics Policy
  • International Trade Policy
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
  • Political Economy and Economic Policy
  • Natural resource Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • A graduate course offered elsewhere in the Schools of Business, Public Policy or Social Sciences (subject to approval)

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005