MRes Economics

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Awards available MRes
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

The MRes in Economics is an intensive one-year taught programme that provides advanced training in economics and econometrics. It is designed for students who are interested in going on to further study at PhD level, and emphasises the knowledge and skills needed for PhD research.

The School of Economics, Finance and Management has an international reputation for research excellence. Faculty members in the school regularly publish in top international journals and the school is expanding following substantial recent success in research funding applications.

Fees for 2017/18

Full-time fees


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Teaching Block 1

  • Core units
    • MRes Econometrics I
    • MRes Macroeconomics I
    • MRes Mathematics for Economics
    • MRes Microeconomics I

Teaching Block 2

  • Core units
    • MRes Econometrics II
    • MRes Macroeconomics II
    • MRes Microeconomics II
    • MRes Research Methods in Economics

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.


The final part of the MRes is a dissertation of up to 15,000 words, individually supervised by a member of staff from the economics department.

Entry requirements

A good MSc degree (or equivalent) in economics. Consideration may also be given to students with exceptional academic performance at undergraduate level.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.


The programme is designed for students who are interested in potentially going on to further study at PhD level, and emphasises the knowledge and skills needed for PhD research. The programme may also be suitable for anyone planning to work as an economist outside academia, but seeking a good technical training as a foundation for their later career.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our usual overall deadline is 1 July 2017 for entry in September.

The school welcomes all applications that fulfil our admissions criteria. However, in order to select a balanced international student cohort, and in response to very high demand from students from China, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

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REF 2014 results

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email:

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN


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