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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Economics is no longer accepting new applications.

The MPhil in Economics is a one-year master’s degree that runs from early September to late June. This degree is specifically aimed at candidates who are interested in undertaking a master’s degree that will give them the technical training required to undertake a career as a professional economist working for, say, the UK Government Economic Service, or an economics consultancy.

Learning Outcomes

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 in preparing written work to a strict timetable; and
  • acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of advanced economics to proceed to a career as a professional economist in business or government.

Continuing

The MPhil in Economics is designed for students who wish to obtain a one-year master’s qualification before leaving academic economics and is not primarily designed for students who wish to continue to the PhD programme.


Open Days

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and academics, explore the Colleges virtually, and to find out more about courses, the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Economics

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Course Starts
Sept. 4, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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