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MRes Modules


    Course Overview

    The MRes is a ‘2+4’ year programme, with two years of taught courses (at the end of which, successful students will be awarded the MRes Economics). Students who achieve the required progression criteria proceed to four years of research leading to award of PhD. The table below shows the modular structure of the programme.

    In the first year students follow four core modules, in Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Analysis and Econometric Theory, followed by Practice of Economics Research. The latter is a core module taught in term 3 of year one (after the conclusion of the examination period), but assessed at the beginning of year two.

    In the second year, students choose two field options to be attended over autumn and spring term and complete the dissertation. A variety of MRes field options will be offered, particularly in the areas in which departmental faculty are research active. Likely options will include: Applied Economics; Economic History and Development; Macroeconomics; Microeconomic Theory; and Political Economy.

    Year One: Core Modules Only*

    Autumn (Term 1) Spring (Term 2) Summer (Term 3)
    EC9A1 Advanced
    Microeconomic Theory
    (35CATs)
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    EC9A1 Advanced
    Microeconomic Theory
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    Examination
    EC9A2 Advanced
    Macroeconomic Analysis
    (35 CATs)
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    EC9A2 Advanced
    Macroeconomic Analysis
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    Examination
    EC9A3 Advanced Econometric Theory
    (35 CATs)
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    EC9A3 Advanced Econometric Theory
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    Examination
        EC9AA The Practice of Economics Research
    (15 CATs)
    30 hours of lectures

    Year Two: Option Modules and Dissertation*

    Autumn (Term 1) Spring (Term 2) Summer (Term 3)
    Option 1
    (30 CATs)
    30 hours of lectures and seminars
    Option 1
    30 hours of lectures and seminars
    EC9B4-60 Dissertation
    (60 CATs)
    Option 2
    (30 CATs)
    30 hours of lectures and seminars
    Option 2
    30 hours of lectures and seminars
     

    *Please note that the structure of the programme may be subject to change.

    Classes, seminars and tutorials are all different names for the same things – teaching in small groups.

    In year two of the programme, students will choose to follow two field option modules from the following list (we cannot guarantee that all of the following option modules will run in every year):

    • Topics in Applied Economics (EC9B2-30)

    • Topics in Economic History and Development (EC9B5-30)

    • Topics in Macro-economics and International Economics (EC9B3-30)

    • Topics in Public and Political Economics (EC9B6-30)

    • Topics in Advanced Economic Theory (EC9B1-30)