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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Economics

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2-3 years

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    20 March 2018

Course content

The MRes Economics is an intensive taught course which provides advanced training in economics, econometrics and research skills.

This course is designed to provide high-quality training to potential doctoral students. Studying for an MRes-type qualification before starting your PhD will give you experience of a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and enable you to develop a more in-depth research proposal.

It's also suitable if you need research skills in your planned or current profession. We've increasingly seen a greater need to collect, collate and analyse performance data in a variety of public and private sector organisations and, as a stand-alone qualification, our course will provide social science research training.

Specifically the course provides:

  • a combination of the academic study of key theoretical and quantitative economics with the development of research and writing skills
  • a critical evaluation of current and applied economics research
  • an ability to evaluate and contribute to economic debates
  • an ideal preparation for would-be researchers in economics in general and for those wishing to proceed to a PhD in economics
  • the opportunity to mix with social science researchers from other disciplines (taking associated MRes courses) – recognising the increasing importance of interdisciplinary research

Course intake is limited to foster a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester 1

  • Research methods in economics
  • Econometric theory
  • Macroeconomic theory
  • Microeconomic theory
  • Short research apprenticeship project (MRes)

Semester 2

  • Long research apprenticeship project (MRes)
  • Advanced economic theory
  • Quantitative methods for economics
  • Plus one optional unit

Summer

  • Economics: Masters dissertation

Optional course units

These optional units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

  • Econometric methods
  • Growth theory
  • Financial econometrics
  • International monetary policy & institutions

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical work
  • Written examination

Visit the Economics (MRes) page on the University of Bath website for more details!

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