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Economics (MRes leading to PhD)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

Our comprehensive 2+4 MRes/PhD research programme provides exceptionally high quality training in advanced economics. We aim to provide students with professional training in modern economics techniques, as well as knowledge of their field. This includes tools and techniques of analysis at the forefront of the discipline, and opportunities to apply this in extended research.

We offer a two week Mathematics and Statistics pre-sessional programme, which starts two weeks before the official start of term. It is highly recommended that you participate in this programme (although not compulsory) as the pre-sessional course will provide you with a thorough grounding in the mathematical techniques required throughout the programme.

Teaching

You will be taught by leading academics in the major fields of Economics. Teaching consists of lectures and seminars. In year one you will have 9 hours of lectures per week and 4-5 hours of seminars. In year two, teaching is mainly on a seminar basis (6 hours per week) with seminar groups of between 3 and 15 students maximum. You will also be heavily involved in developing your own research under the supervision of one of our leading academics in the form of your MRes dissertation.

Assessment

Assessment is a mixture of class tests, exams, presentations and referee reports.

Skills from this degree

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of comparative and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Ability to identify and process data to produce original results
  • Knowledge of contemporary theoretical and empirical debates and research outcomes in your chosen specialised areas of economics
  • Sound ability to formulate hypotheses and viable explanations based on received ideas and in combination with other comparable data
  • Ability to critically evaluate existing models with a view to formulating revised or new models
  • Understanding the role of the researcher in policy making and policy analysis

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture; Deloitte; European Central Bank; European Commission; HSBC; KPMG; Nielsen and UNESCO. They have pursued roles such as: economists; analysts; consultants; researchers; business and financial project management professionals; chartered and certified accountants; actuaries; statisticians; quality assurance and regulatory professionals.

Our Department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Economics Event
  • Investment Banking Uncovered
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Mock Assessment Centre workshops
  • Manage Your Digital Identity and Use LinkedIn Effectively

Tuition fees

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£ 19,740per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    173 78%

    14th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93 93%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    13th

    13

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