Research course


University of Warwick · Department of Economics
MRes leading to PhD

Entry requirements

First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject or Distinction at Master's level.

Please make sure you check the full course details online before you apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes/PhD course is an integrated Master's in Economics, from which students progress to PhD in Economics. Warwick's Economics Department, ranked 3rd in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2022) and 25th the World (The QS World University Subject Rankings 2021), will provide you with exceptionally high-quality training, skills and techniques in advanced economics.

This course will be open for applications from 1st November 2021.

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 techniques, as well as knowledge of their field. This includes 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.

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

The first two years of the MRes/PhD is an advanced taught component of the degree, with examined courses. Upon satisfactory completion of the MRes, students go onto undertake their independent PhD research.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585