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The MRes Economics is ideal for anyone wishing to undertake research into economics and forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social sciences research.
Whether you want to get involved in research with a view to a PhD or academic career, or to improve your employability in industry or the public sector, this programme will provide you with substantial training in a range of research techniques and methods.
With an appreciation of theoretical underpinnings, this programme will help you to develop critical thinking and evaluation skills, as well as organise a research project, manage self-driven enquiry and write up a research-based dissertation which includes critical academic argument.
Current available funding
This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.
During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.
Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
- Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
Learning and teaching
Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.
Seminars and tutorials
Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. As a postgraduate students in the Department of Economics you will be able to participate in the established Economics Seminar Series.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.
We are very proud of our graduates who have careers across a broad range of sectors and are working all over the world. Example destinations of recent graduates of the School's postgraduate programmes include:
- Director, Strategic Matters UK
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Business Consultant, Transition Consulting
- Account Executive, IMG
- Financial Business Analyst, Reuters
- Chartered Financial Analyst, 7city Learning
- Equity Analyst, Japanese Bank
- Trainee Fund Manager, Scottish Widows
- Finance Analyst, The Arcadia Group
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Assistant Economist, Customs and Excise
- Economist, Bank of Estonia
- PhD Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Associate Lecturer, Universidad de Castilla, Spain (PhD Economics)
- Risk Analyst, GE Capita
- Trainee Accountant, Citibank
- Investment Analyst, Stamford Associates
- Account Manager, Renaissance Group, Nicosia
- Investment Analyst, Capital Finance
- Senior Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague
- Economist, Civil Service
- Global Share Dealer, Deloitte
- Ship Broker, Ssy
- Banker, Standard and Chartered
Developing your skills and career prospects
The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Building brilliant careers web page for more information.
Further information is available through the Careers pages of the University’s Postgraduate Study website.
Entry requirements 2017
A 2:1 degree with honours in an Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. First Class degrees in Mathematics, Engineering or Physics are also considered. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required.
We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.
Applications must include an outline of intended research proposal.
In order to apply for the MRes Economics the majority of modules at undergraduate level should have been taken in: Economics, Mathematics.
Mathematics modules may include, for example, Algebra, Calculus, Econometrics, Statistics, Probability or Optimisation.
Requirements for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Other accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees per year 2017/18
- UK/EU: £6,900 full-time
- International: £15,950 full-time
Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.
UK government postgraduate loan scheme
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Current available funding
Postgraduate Admissions Team
For queries on entry requirements, eligibility and how to apply please contact the University of Exeter Postgraduate Admissions team
Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
For queries relating to Business School programmes please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Phone: +44 (0) 1392 723246