MRes EconomicsFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2020|
The MRes in Economics is an intensive one-year taught programme that provides advanced training in economics and econometrics. It is primarily 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 Department of Economics has an international reputation for research excellence. Faculty members regularly publish in top international journals, and the department is continuing to expand its activity.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
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 2020/21
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Please visit the school website for more information.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Eight core units cover mathematics for economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and research methods in economics. There is also a dissertation component, which requires you to produce a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words, individually supervised by a member of staff from the Department of Economics.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content of our MRes in Economics.
A good MSc degree (or international equivalent) in economics or in a very quantitative discipline (eg mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science).
Consideration may also be given to students with exceptional academic performance at undergraduate level (strong upper second-class honours with a final average of 65 per cent or above) in an economics degree with a strong quantitative component or in a very quantitative discipline.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
This programme is primarily 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 programme may also be suitable for anyone planning to work as an economist outside academia, who seeks a good technical training as a foundation for their later career.
Our usual overall deadline is 1 August 2020 for entry in September 2020.
The school continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria in order to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
There may be deadlines related to particular sources of funding. For further information on funding opportunities and deadlines, visit the School of Economics, Finance and Management website.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- Economics and Econometrics:
- 44% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 12% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.