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Course summary

The MRes/PhD course is an integrated Master of Research in Economics, from which students progress to PhD in Economics. You will be taught and guided by top class researchers, at the forefront of their field, and will receive comprehensive support for your entry to the job market. Warwick's Department of Economics, ranked 4th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023) and 25th the World (The QS World University Subject Rankings 2022), will provide you with exceptionally high-quality training, skills and techniques in advanced economics. Course overview Our comprehensive 2+4 MRes/PhD research programme offers a unique training opportunity in advanced economics. We aim to provide you with professional training in modern economics techniques, as well as knowledge of their field. This includes tools and techniques of analysis at the forefront of the discipline, and opportunities to apply this in extended research. We offer a two-week Mathematics and Statistics pre-sessional programme, which starts two weeks before the official start of term. The pre-sessional course will provide a thorough grounding in the mathematical techniques required throughout the programme and attendance is highly recommended, although not compulsory.


Core modules Year One

  • Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Advanced Econometric Theory
  • The Practice of Economics Research
Year Two
  • MRes Dissertation
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Advanced Economic Theory
  • Economic History
  • Political Economic Theory
  • Labour Economics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Industrial Organisation
- Data Science

Assessment method

Assessment is a mixture of class tests, exams, presentations and referee reports.

Entry requirements

**Minimum 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 requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please visit the University of Warwick website for the tuition fees for postgraduate courses:
Economics (MRes leading to PhD) at University of Warwick - UCAS