Entry requirements

First Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject and/or Distinction at Master’s level. A GRE General Test quantitative section score would be useful but not essential. Scores of around 800/166 are typical for previously successful applicants.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

    • Band B
    • IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

Our comprehensive 2+4 MRes/PhD research programme offers a unique training opportunity in advanced economics. We aim to provide you with professional training in modern economics, including tools and techniques of analysis at the forefront of the discipline, and opportunities to apply this in extended research.

We offer a two-week Mathematics and Statistics pre-sessional programme, which starts two weeks before the official start of term. The pre-sessional course will provide a thorough grounding in the mathematical techniques required throughout the programme and attendance is highly recommended, although not compulsory.

Warwick Economics was ranked 2nd in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and 99% of our research was deemed to be world leading or internationally excellent. We have five separate seminar series running on a weekly basis (term time), with invited eminent speakers from around the world. MRes and PhD students are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Skills from this degree

You will focus on developing a range of important skills, including:

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of comparative and interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Ability to identify and process data to produce original results.
  • Knowledge of contemporary theoretical and empirical debates and research outcomes in your chosen specialised areas of economics.
  • Sound ability to formulate hypotheses and viable explanations based on received ideas and in combination with other comparable data.
  • Ability to critically evaluate existing models with a view to formulating revised or new models.
  • Understanding the role of the researcher in policy making and policy analysis.

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes leading to PhD
    full time
    24 + 48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585