University of Bath

Degree level: Postgraduate

Economics (Taught)

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Course summary

Develop in-depth knowledge and skills of research methods. Prepare yourself for an academic or professional career with a focus on economics and econometrics. This course is designed to provide high-quality training to potential doctoral students. Studying for an MRes-type qualification before starting your PhD will give you experience of a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and enable you to develop a more in-depth research proposal. It's also suitable if you need research skills in your planned or current profession. We've increasingly seen a greater need to collect, collate and analyse performance data in a variety of public and private sector organisations and, as a stand-alone qualification, our course will provide social science research training. Specifically the course provides:

  • a combination of the academic study of key theoretical and quantitative economics with the development of research and writing skills
  • a critical evaluation of current and applied economics research
  • an ability to evaluate and contribute to economic debates
  • an ideal preparation for would-be researchers in economics in general and for those wishing to proceed to a PhD in economics
  • the opportunity to mix with social science researchers from other disciplines (taking associated MRes courses) – recognising the increasing importance of interdisciplinary research
Course intake is limited to foster a friendly and supportive learning environment. South West Doctoral Training Partnership This MRes is recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or if you hold an SWDTP studentship you can take the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway. If you wish to be considered for a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, then you must apply for your preferred PhD route and not the stand alone MRes. You should follow our how to apply and funding guidelines. For those holding a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.

Course details

Modules

Semester 1

  • Research methods in economics
  • Econometric theory
  • Macroeconomic theory
  • Microeconomic theory
  • Research apprenticeship project (MRes)
Semester 2
  • Research apprenticeship project (MRes)
  • Advanced economic theory
  • Quantitative methods for economics
  • Plus one optional unit
Summer
  • MRes dissertation

Assessment method

Learning

  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
Assessment
  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Practical work
- Written examination


Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s Honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in either economics, business or an appropriate quantitative subject such as engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics. You are also expected to have obtained good marks in at least five core economics units comprising macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics (or statistics). These may be complemented by quantitative units such as calculus, probability, data analysis, game theory, operational research or financial engineering. The units should preferably have been taken in your final two years of study. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree. If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.


English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/
Economics at University of Bath - UCAS