If you are interested in a PhD or research career, our MRes programme offers advanced technical training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and mathematical research methods in economics. The programme is suitable for those who have completed an MSc in Economics or for very strong students with a first degree in economics or mathematical subjects. Please visit the school website for more information.

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 you to produce 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 or international equivalent in Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer science or other very quantitative based subjects. Students with a strong upper second-class honours degree (65% or higher) or international equivalent in Economics or other quantitative based subject will also be considered. Evidence of strong performance (minimum 2:1 or international equivalent) in Economics and/or Mathematics modules will also be required.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

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

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If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level G.

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Fees and funding

UK: full-time
£9,600 per year
Overseas: full-time
£21,200 per year

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2023/24

Please visit the school website for more information.

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

Career prospects

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.