Taught course

Economics (Pathway to PhD)

Institution
University of Exeter · Business School
Qualifications
MRes

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Entry requirements

A good 2:1 (65%+) degree with honours in an Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required. Degrees in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Statistics are also considered.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their (quantitative reasoning) GRE scores.

For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please visit our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • The MRes Economics (Pathway to PhD) is a two-year programme that provides the foundations for conducting modern research in economics. It is intended for anyone wishing to progress onto a PhD in economics or another related social science.
  • In the first year you will learn core economic models, econometric techniques and research methods.
  • In the second year you will specialise in modules covering advanced topics in the fields of econometric theory, empirical economics, microeconomic theory and macroeconomic theory. The list of topics includes auctions, computational economics, education, fiscal policy, gender, health, human development, inequality, labour supply, machine learning, networks, sexual orientation, taxation, and voting.
  • By the end of the second year you will have acquired the tools to write an MRes dissertation. The MRes dissertation, which will be supervised by one member of our academic staff, will enable you to apply your research skills and develop an in-depth knowledge in your chosen field.
  • Following successful completion of your MRes you will then progress onto our three-year PhD Economics programme at University of Exeter. You will receive guidance from our internationally respected academic staff for progressing onto our PhD Economics programme.

Information for international students

Further information for international students can be found on our dedicated international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/economics/mres_economics-phd/#fees
International students
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/economics/mres_economics-phd/#fees

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the UK Government’s Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
business-school-msc@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 723044