Interested in developing your research skills? Thinking about becoming an economic advisor? Contemplating a PhD? The MRes Economics is ideal for anyone wishing to undertake research into economics. If you want to try yourself as a researcher with a view of an academic career, or to improve your employability in the public sector or industry by demonstrating research skills, consider the MRes Economics programme.
The programme will provide you with substantial training in a range of research techniques and methods used in economics, and an appreciation of their theoretical underpinnings. You will also develop your critical thinking skills through specialist economics options. In addition, the research-based dissertation will enable you to develop a critical academic argument on your chosen topic, with the support of a supervisor.
By pursuing this programme, you will learn how to implement research techniques to critically evaluate economic problems and research debates. When you have completed the programme, you will have acquired the abilities to organise a research project, manage self-driven enquiry and write up a piece of research in the format of a dissertation.