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Typically, applicants are expected to hold an undergraduate degree with first class honours in a relevant discipline and a masters degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent qualifications).
A minimum of two referees should be provided with your application. Applicants are also requested to submit a cover letter specifying their motivation to pursue a PhD in Economics at the University of Surrey and highlighting their broad research interests.
Applicants should also take the GRE exam. Only the Quantitative Reasoning part of the GRE test is compulsory. Applications without evidence of GRE (Quantitative Reasoning) will not be considered.
Please note your GRE exam statement should be less than five years old on 1 October 2019. You should arrange for an official certificate of your score to be sent to Admissions Services of the University from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), as well as entering your scores in the relevant section of the application form. Please also select the University of Surrey as an official score recipient. The Surrey institution code for the GRE is 3495; no department code is required as the scores are processed centrally. For more information about the test please see the GRE website or the ETS website.
Months of entry
Our MRes Economics is designed to be your first step towards doctoral research, leading either to our three-year PhD, or to a stand-alone MRes degree.
You’ll learn from academics at the frontier of their research fields, allowing you to develop specialist skills and techniques, in a vibrant research-focused department.
We offer generous studentships for the duration of the MRes/PhD course for those with strong research potential, covering international fees, a stipend (for 2019 entry, up to £17,469) and a research allowance.
Our School of Economics produces graduates sought-after by leading economics departments, central banks and research institutions around the world.
We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.
The MRes Economics course is designed to lead on to our three-year PhD Economics course, providing the foundation towards doctoral research. Alternatively, you can also graduate with a stand-alone MRes degree after one year. You will study research-oriented modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics at an advanced level, and complete a research project with an MRes dissertation. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of research methods and techniques, enabling you to apply your knowledge to a range of economics problems.
Our MRes course will provide you with the transferable skills and knowledge to pursue doctoral research in economics and employment as professional economist in a research environment.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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