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Course summary

The MPhil in Economics is a one-year master’s degree that runs from early September to late June. This degree is specifically aimed at candidates who are interested in undertaking a master’s degree that will give them the technical training required to undertake a career as a professional economist working for, say, the UK Government Economic Service, or an economics consultancy. 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 in preparing written work to a strict timetable; and
  • acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of advanced economics to proceed to a career as a professional economist in business or government.


Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate degree in economics (a business studies, accountancy or management degree or qualification does not provide an adequate background); applicants from North American institutions: a GPA of 3.6 out of 4 or the equivalent; applicants from other educational systems: within the top 10 per cent of their reference group. Applicants whose previous university training is from countries outside the UK must submit the results of a recent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. IELTS score of 7.5.


Fees and funding

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Economics at University of Cambridge - UCAS