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