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Course summary

The MPhil in Economic Research is the first year of a four-year route to a full-time PhD or seven-year route to a part-time PhD and runs from early September to the end of July. The MPhil in Economic Research is the foundation year for the PhD programme and involves a thorough study of the core areas of economics and the requirement to explore one area in detail in order to begin the process of choosing a PhD research topic. However, please note that it is not necessary to have a detailed proposal for PhD research at the time of applying. Learning Outcomes On completion of the MPhil degree students should have: acquired advanced technical training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics; acquired, through optional papers, some knowledge of work at the frontiers of the subject in particular areas; begun to acquire independent research skills and experience of putting them into practice; acquired experience and guidance in formulating a realistic research topic and prepared written work to a strict timetable; and acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of advanced economics to proceed to a research degree.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree. If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country. Please read the Faculty's Entry Requirements and How to Apply pages before applying for this course. The Faculty of Economics has high academic requirements and a large number of applicants that meet them. Applicants should have attained or expect to attain a first class undergraduate (or country equivalent) qualification in Economics. The degree should include standard courses in intermediate level Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics (a Business Studies, Accountancy or Management degree or qualification does not provide an adequate background). If you do not meet the criteria listed below, it is unlikely you will be offered a place.

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Economic Research at University of Cambridge - UCAS