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MRes/PhD in Economics

The two-year MRes programme will equip you with advanced skills in the core areas of Economics and is excellent preparation for a research career. You will study core modules in advanced Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics in the first year along with a core module in The Practice of Economic Research.

In your second year you will specialise with a choice of two field modules and the completion of a dissertation (of up to 20,000 words). If you achieve the required progression criteria, you can progress to PhD Economics. Direct entry to the PhD is permitted. However, you must have completed an equivalent MRes to that offered at Warwick or another top institution.

Departmental Scholarships are available for the best students on the MRes.

Research Interests

We have active research groups in: Applied Economics; Economic History; Economic Theory; Econometrics; Education; Industrial Economics; Labour Economics; Macroeconomics; Political Economy; and Public Economics.

We host five separate seminar series, inviting international speakers to present their latest work. We are also home to four major research centres: the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council; the Centre for Research in Economic Theory and its Applications (CRETA); the Warwick Economics Research Institute (WERI); and Decision Research at Warwick (DR@W).

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Essential Information

Full time: 2+4 years

Entry Requirements:
First Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and/or MSc with distinction, as well as GRE General Test quantitative section scores of 800/166

English Language:

Location of Study:
University of Warwick

Course Fees: 

MRes Economics Year 1 Fees
Full time: £21,880 per year (estimated)

MRes Economics Year 2 Fees
Full time: £4,191 per year (estimated)


Full time:
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £16,230 per year

Find out more about Fees and Funding

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Application information

Applications are made online via the Postgraduate Application System and you will need to register an account to apply. You will be required to pay the standard University postgraduate application fee.

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.