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Economics (MRes)


Course Description

The MRes Economics programme is an intensive one-year taught programme which provides advanced training in economics, econometrics and research skills.

In recent years, PhD candidates have been encouraged to take an MRes-type qualification prior to commencing their PhDs so as to be able to develop a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as starting to develop a more in-depth research proposal before embarking on their PhD - this programme is designed to provide high quality training to potential doctoral students.

Also, we have increasingly seen the greater need to collect, collate and analyse performance data in a variety of public- and private-sector organisations - this programme is also designed to be taken as a stand-alone qualification to provide social science research training.

This programme is therefore designed to suit those wishing to progress to PhD but also those needing research skills in their current profession.

Specifically the programme 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 other social science researchers from other disciplines (taking associated MRes programmes) – recognising the increasing importance of interdisciplinary research

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

You can find our more about this course by viewing our webinar (https://vimeo.com/151370382).

Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/mres-econ/

Core units (subject to validation)

- Econometric Theory
- Microeconomic Theory
- Macroeconomic Theory
- Research Methods
- Quantitative Methods for Economics
- Advanced Economic Theory
- Short Research Apprenticeship Project
- Long Research Apprenticeship Project
- Economics Masters Dissertation

As well as the final dissertation, research skills are developed through the Small and Large Research Apprenticeship Projects.

Optional units:
- Growth Theory
- Financial Economics
- Econometric Methods
- International Monetary Policy & Institutions
- Financial Econometrics

See also the Programme & Unit Catalogue (http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/2014-2015/es/THXX-AFM20.html) for further information. (Please note that this is the structure of the programme as it currently exists - the structure for the next academic year will not go live until July preceding the start of the academic year.)

About the department

The Department of Economics has a strong international research reputation in mainstream economics. The department has attracted substantial funding for its work on, for example, Environmental Economics.

We are ranked 6th for Economics in the Complete University Guide 2016 (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Economics).

Find out more about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/economics/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/taught-programmes/how-to-apply/

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

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

International Economics Scholarships - 5 Awards

See the website

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4000-£6000

Eligibility

- international fee-paying full-time taught masters applicants from any country for MSc Economics, MSc Economics and Finance, MSc International Money and Banking and MRes Economics.

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information

http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/taught-programmes/funding/


(Scholarship)

University of Bath International Scholarships Scheme - 20+ Awards

There are 75 scholarships worth £3,000 each in the University of Bath International Scholarships Scheme (UoBISS). See the website

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,000

Eligibility

These are for international fee-paying full-time taught master's applicants from any country and for any subject area.

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information

http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/taught-programmes/funding/


(Scholarship)

PGT Bath Bursaries (Home UK full time) - 20+ Awards

For the academic year 2016/17 we have 30 bursaries of £6,000 each available for new UK Masters students.We anticipate opening for applications around late April/early May. We will email eligible offer holders with further details on how to apply once we are ready to open applications.In addition, the selection panel may take into account the following widening participation criteria and information in your supporting statement when making awards, if:- the highest education level of both of your parents is below degree level or equivalent
- the occupation level of both of your parents is between SEC 4-7 (Social Economic Class)
- you are a care leaver
- you were aged 21 or over when you commenced your undergraduate studies
- you were in receipt of free school meals, Education Maintenance Allowance or 16-19 Bursary Fund
- you attended a state school and/or a low performing school
- your gender is underrepresented in your academic department
- your ethnicity is underrepresented in your academic faculty.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£6,000

Eligibility

- be a Home (UK) student, and
- apply for and subsequently register on an eligible Masters course.An eligible Masters course leads to an MSc, MBA, MA or stand-alone MRes with a maximum duration of two years for a full time course or four years for a part time course. Part time courses must be studied at a minimum of 50% intensity (e.g. a course which would take one year if studied full time may take up to two years if studied part time). Courses studied by distance learrning are not eligible for this scheme.

Application Procedure

The application process will be online, accessible through Bath Application Tracker, which you will have access to once you apply for a course. You will be required to answer questions relating to the widening participation eligibility criteria and provide a supporting statement of around 350 words.

Further Information

http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/taught-programmes/funding/


(Scholarship)

Graduate School Scholarships - 20+ Awards

See the website

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

- international fee-paying full-time taught master's applicants from any country for MA/MSc programmes in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information

http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/scholarships/



Entry Requirements

First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics or an appropriate subject, from a recognised university. Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study. IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each of the four components); PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component

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