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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Bay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-APR-21, 01-JUL-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

If you want to contribute to the field of economics through original and progressive research, the Economics PhD/MPhil is for you.

The School of Management is home to world-class economic research, particularly in the areas of macro, micro, development and labour economics.

The School’s research strengths are underpinned by specialised research centres and successful research grant applications.

As an Economics PhD/MPhil student, you will have the freedom to produce a piece of research within your specific area of interest. Be it decision theory, econometric analysis, experimental economics or public economics; our body of critically acclaimed academics can help you produce the best possible piece of research.

On completion of the course, you will be at a significant advantage ahead of beginning your career in industry or academia.

Programme Summary

This MPhil in Economics at Swansea will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can present a career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 60,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The Masters is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support. There will be an opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars and conferences.

Programme Aims

This Masters programme will provide students with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Students for the Masters in Economics are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The maximum word limit is 60,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    122 55%

    44th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    25th

    22

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