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The Master of Research (MRes) in Economics offered by the School of Economics and Finance (SEF) is a research-oriented postgraduate programme for students who already hold an MSc in economics or a related field and who may wish to progress to doctoral study at Queen Mary (or elsewhere). Students build on their postgraduate training by completing two PhD-level module sequences in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, or financial economics (required for MRes Finance); covering core theories and methods as well as areas of active research in the School. Students also conduct original research to fulfil the substantial dissertation component of the degree, which can form the basis of later doctoral work.
The MRes can be pursued as a stand-alone degree or as the first year of a
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Students admitted to the MRes Economics programme will normally have achieved high marks on a postgraduate degree in economics or a related field. In particular, they should have a thorough knowledge of MSc-level macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics. A good knowledge of topics in mathematics and statistical theory relevant to economics.
Applications for admission should include an application form, full transcripts from all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, at least one letter from a referee who can assess your academic potential, a research proposal of no more than 1500 words and proof that you meet the School’s English language requirements
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