The route followed by one third of our PhD students involves taking the MSc Economics or the MSc Econometrics & Mathematical Economics in the first year.
The MSc Economics comprises three core courses and one field course. Students following this route accrue a credit for their field course. Students on the MSc Econometrics & Mathematical Economics accrue a credit for their compulsory econometrics paper.
Subject to meeting progression requirements (see below), students following this route then join the MRes/PhD programme. Four credits are accumulated in this second year. MSc Economics students carrying one credit (the MSc field course) must take all three PhD-level core courses and the supervised research paper. MSc Econometrics students carrying a credit for their econometrics paper will take the remaining two PhD-level core courses, a PhD-level field course, and the supervised research paper.
Students who pass all of the second year courses are awarded an MRes in Economics and those who meet the progression standard are upgraded to PhD registration from year three. Once upgraded, students focus on research and thesis writing. Students with five accumulated credits at this point are also required to complete the sixth credit requirement by taking a PhD-level field course.