MRes Economics

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MRes
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2021

Programme overview

If you are interested in a PhD or research career, our MRes programme offers advanced technical training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and mathematical research methods in economics. The programme is suitable for those who have completed an MSc in Economics or for very strong students with a first degree in economics or mathematical subjects.

Fees for 2021/22

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£8,600
Overseas (including EU): full-time
£19,200
Channel Islands: full-time
£8,600

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.

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 2021/22

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.

Programme structure

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.

Entry requirements

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:

Profile G

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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.

How to apply
Application deadline: 31 July 2021 for International applicants. 19 August 2021 for UK and EU applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.

Coronavirus update

The latest advice on term start dates and teaching can be found on our prospective students information pages.

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Get in touch

Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: School of Economics, Finance and Management

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International students

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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.

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