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Course content

This programme provides rigorous training in modern economics and equips you with a comprehensive understanding of the research tools and techniques, both theoretical and empirical, required for the analysis of economics phenomena. It aims to produce graduates that are well-equipped to pursue careers in academia, government, industry, or consulting.

Why this programme

◾This programme is unique in Scotland and joins a small number of similar programmes in the UK. It is modelled on the long-established tradition at US universities of providing thorough PhD preparation.
◾Economics at Glasgow has a large group of research-active economists, who publish regularly in leading professional journals.
◾The Economics Group runs five weekly seminar series, hosts workshops and conferences, and attracts international research visitors of world-leading quality. You are strongly encouraged to attend these research-oriented events.
◾The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally recognised research with real social impact.

Programme structure

In year 1 you will take six core courses and write a research project over the summer. In year 2 you will take six optional courses and complete a dissertation. If you complete the MRes at a sufficiently high level, you are automatically admitted into our 3-year PhD programme. You will attend lectures, tutorials and seminars, and work on research projects.

Core courses
◾Econometrics
◾Macroeconomics 1
◾Macroeconomics 2
◾Microeconomics 1
◾Microeconomics 2
◾Quantitative methods.

Sample optional courses
◾Behavioural economics
◾Contract theory
◾Decision theory
◾Economic growth: Theory and numerical solution methods
◾International macroeconomics
◾Market microstructure
◾Methods of economic dynamics
◾Microfoundations of macroeconomics
◾Networks and games
◾Time series analysis
◾Welfare and mechanism design.

Career prospects

The programme provides thorough guided preparation for PhD research; completion at a sufficiently high level guarantees admission into the Glasgow Economics PhD programme. You will also be extremely well-positioned to be accepted for PhD study in other universities. Upon completion of the programme you will be equipped to pursue careers in academia, government, industry, or consulting.

Visit the Economics - MRes page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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