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The MRes Economics is ideal for anyone wishing to undertake research into economics and forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social sciences research.

Whether you want to get involved in research with a view to a PhD or academic career, or to improve your employability in industry or the public sector, this programme will provide you with substantial training in a range of research techniques and methods.

With an appreciation of theoretical underpinnings, this programme will help you to develop critical thinking and evaluation skills, as well as organise a research project, manage self-driven enquiry and write up a research-based dissertation which includes critical academic argument.

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Programme structure

This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.

During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.

Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.

Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.

The compulsory modules can include;

  • Mathematics for economic research
  • Advanced microeconomics
  • Advanced macroeconomics
  • Quantitative research techniques
  • Research dissertation

Optional modules can include:

  • Behavioural choice and financial decision making
  • Economics of corporate finance
  • Experimental and behavioural economics
  • Advanced econometrics
  • International trade and regional integration

Learning and teaching

Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.


The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.

Seminars and tutorials

Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. As a postgraduate students in the Department of Economics you will be able to participate in the established Economics Seminar Series.


Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.

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





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