At least a good 2:1 undergraduate degree in economics which includes standard courses in intermediate level microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics (a business studies, accountancy or management degree or qualification does not provide an adequate background). Applicants from North American institutions: a GPA of at least 3.8 out of 4 or the equivalent. Applicants from other educational systems: within the top ten per cent of their reference group.
Months of entry
The MPhil in Economics is a one-year master’s degree that runs from mid-September to late July. This degree is specifically aimed at candidates who are interested in undertaking a master’s degree that will give them the technical training required to undertake a career as a professional economist working for, say, the UK Government Economic Service, or an economics consultancy.
On completion of the MPhil degree students should have:
- acquired advanced technical training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics;
- acquired, through optional papers, some knowledge of work at the frontiers of the subject in particular areas;
- begun to acquire independent research skills and experience of putting them into practice;
- acquired experience and guidance in formulating a realistic research topic and prepared written work to a strict timetable; and
- acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of advanced economics to proceed to a career as a professional economist in business or government, or to a research degree.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time11 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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