Introductory course (MRes)
You will begin the programme with the Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics, which begins in early September, before the start of the academic year.
First year (MRes)
In the first year of the programme you will take advanced core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques necessary for research. Permission must be obtained to sit Econometric Analysis as it is intended for students with a strong econometric background and an interest in pursuing a PhD with econometrics as the primary field.
Microeconomics for MRes students
Introduces the basic analytical tools that are necessary to conduct research in any field in economics.
Macroeconomics for MRes students
Covers topics in advanced macroeconomics with emphasis on fundamentals and applications to recent theoretical advances.
Econometrics for MRes students
Covers inference, classical and generalised linear regression, generalised regression methods, time-series, panel-data, and microeconometric methods, and specialised econometric methods.
Gives an advanced treatment of the theory of estimation and inference for econometric models.
Second year (MRes)
In the second year, you will typically take two PhD field courses and write a research paper in your major field. Currently, there are field courses covering: microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, financial markets, and international, labour, public, industrial, political and development economics. From the second year onwards, you will also participate in a departmental research seminar and a work in progress seminar allied to your major research field.
Research Paper in Economics
A research paper, between 5,000 and 10,000 words, related to the student's designated major field, to be submitted mid-way through the summer term.
Two courses from a range of options
Upon successfully completing the MRes and progressing to the PhD, you will work on your research and write your PhD thesis. You will also take one further PhD field course. You will also attend Work in Progress seminars, where you present your research, as well as the weekly departmental seminar series closest to your major field.
One course from a range of options.
Second and subsequent years of the PhD programme
You will continue to work on your research and write a PhD thesis. You will also continue to attend Work in Progress seminars, where you present your research, as well as the weekly departmental seminar series closest to your major field.
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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