MRes Economics

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MRes
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2019

Programme overview

The MRes in Economics is an intensive one-year taught programme that provides advanced training in economics and econometrics. It is primarily designed for students who are interested in going on to further study at PhD level, and emphasises the knowledge and skills needed for PhD research.

The Department of Economics has an international reputation for research excellence. Faculty members regularly publish in top international journals, and the department is continuing to expand its activity.

Fees for 2019/20

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£7,300
Overseas: full-time
£16,500
Channel Islands: full-time
£7,300

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2019/20

A limited number of departmental scholarships will be awarded to applicants on the basis of academic excellence. For more information, see the School of Economics, Finance and Management web pages.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Eight core units cover mathematics for economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and research methods in economics. There is also a dissertation component, which requires the preparation of a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words, individually supervised by a member of staff from the Department of Economics.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content of our MRes in Economics.

Entry requirements

A good MSc degree in economics. Consideration may also be given to students with exceptional academic performance at undergraduate level.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

This programme is primarily designed for students who are interested in going on to further study at PhD level, and emphasises the knowledge and skills needed for PhD research. The programme may also be suitable for anyone planning to work as an economist outside academia, who seeks a good technical training as a foundation for their later career.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our usual overall deadline is 1 July 2019 for entry in September 2019.

The deadline for applications from China is 2 November 2018 for entry in September 2019.

The school continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria in order to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.

The closing date for ESRC studentship funding applications for 2019/20 is TBC.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 44% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 12% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email: efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm/

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