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Full time & Part time October, January Research Only, MPhil 4 years full-time or 7 years part-time
Economics (10) Finance (14)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MPhil in Economics at Birkbeck, a programme designed to hone your research skills and foster original contributions to the field. Delve into a blend of coursework and research training, culminating in a substantial thesis showcasing your expertise. Elevate your understanding of economic nuances and contribute to the realm of knowledge with a dissertation spanning 60,000 to 100,000 words. At Birkbeck, you'll be nurtured by esteemed academic supervisors, ensuring your research flourishes. The programme boasts a stellar reputation, endorsed by institutions like the Treasury and the Bank of England. Benefit from a vibrant research culture, attend cutting-edge lectures, and explore diverse module options. Prerequisites include an MSc in economics/finance, a robust grasp of quantitative methods, and exceptional time management skills. Join us at Birkbeck and immerse yourself in a world of research excellence and academic prowess.

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The MPhil/PhD in Economics will train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make original contributions to the subject. The degree involves both coursework and research training, but its major component is the preparation of a substantial research thesis. The thesis should demonstrate a sound understanding of the main issues in the area and add to existing

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Entry Requirements

An MSc in economics/finance or related quantitative subject, with Distinction or a good pass.

Applicants should also submit a research proposal which is in line with the research interests of our academic staff in this area.

Qualities such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure are vital.

A strong background in quantitative methods required.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each sub-test.

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