You will begin the programme with the Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics, which begins in late August, before the start of the academic year.
First year (MRes)
Study for the MRes includes substantive courses in economics and economic history and the production of research paper in quantitative economic history, as well as a research prospectus.
Develops the basic tools for analysing problems of resource allocation used by economists working in research, government and business.
Gives a wide-ranging overview of modern macroeconomics
Research Paper in Quantitative Economic History
Builds on the research training provided through the core courses of the MSc Quantitative Economic History and the MRes Quantitative Economic History, augmented by the optional economic history courses taken during the MRes.
A detailed outline "map" of the prospective PhD thesis, of around 5,000 words.
Courses to the value of two units from a range of economic history options
After meeting the progression requirements, you will be upgraded to PhD registration. The PhD is the final stage of the programme where you will be expected to produce a PhD thesis comprised of three publishable research papers. During this period you will build on the formal training provided through the MRes and develop your research skills and scholarly abilities. Throughout your PhD degree, you will gain professional experience in how to present your findings in the Thesis Workshop in Economic History, taken each year of the programme.
Thesis Workshop in Economic History
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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