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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    11 months

Course summary

The MPhil in Economic Research is the first year of a four-year route to a PhD and runs from mid-September to the end of July. The MPhil in Economic Research is the foundation year for the PhD programme and involves a thorough study of the core areas of economics and the requirement to explore one area in detail in order to begin the process of choosing a PhD research topic. However, please note that it is not necessary to have a detailed proposal for PhD research at the time of applying.

On completion of the MPhil degree students should have:

  • acquired advanced technical training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics;
  • acquired, through optional papers, some knowledge of work at the frontiers of the subject in particular areas;
  • begun to acquire independent research skills and experience of putting them into practice;
  • acquired experience and guidance in formulating a realistic research topic and prepared written work to a strict timetable; and
  • acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of advanced economics to proceed to a research degree.

Tuition fees

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£ 30,681overall cost

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 78

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    223 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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