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MRes Economics

Course Description

At Essex we push the frontiers of accepted wisdom, critically examining the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms, and the policies of governments to understand and challenge the standard paradigms of economics. Our popular flagship masters course provides you with a stimulating route into PhD studies, and develops the expert research mind-set required for a high-profile job in finance or business.

Our course provides you with the necessary tools to pursue research at PhD level. It is comparable to the first year of a PhD programme in a top US institution, and serves as the first year of our four-year PhD programme, if you decide to stay at Essex.

You receive advanced training in the three core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, studying a range of modules in the year, including:

The competitive economy and imperfections in markets
Key paradigms of macroeconomics, econometric methods and mathematical methods
Strategic behaviour, public choice and general equilibrium

We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of our research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have particular strengths in the areas of:

Game theory and strategic interactions
Theoretical and applied econometrics
Labour economics

The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.
Professional accreditation

Our University is one of only 21 ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK.

This means that our course can form part of a prestigious 1+3 funding opportunity worth up to £21,575.

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

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirementsA degree with an overall Class 1.

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