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Postgraduate Admissions

The MPhil in Economics is a one-year master’s degree that runs from mid-September to late June or late July depending on whether students opt to submit a dissertation. 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:

  1. acquired advanced technical training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics;
  2. acquired, through optional papers, some knowledge of work at the frontiers of the subject in particular areas;
  3. begun to acquire independent research skills and experience of putting them into practice;
  4. acquired experience and guidance in formulating a realistic research topic and prepared written work to a strict timetable; and
  5. acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of advanced economics to proceed to a career as a professional economist in business or government, or to a research degree.

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 designed for students who wish to continue to the PhD programme. 

However, a limited number of students may be allowed, at the Faculty's discretion, to take some of the advanced courses from the M.Phil in Economic Research, in order to apply to the PhD programme.  This will be only for those students who are considered to have the required background, and who perform well on the Mathematics and Statistics Preparatory Course examination.

 


Open Days

The Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. The event is suitable for those considering applying for postgraduate study at the University. It provides opportunities to meet with academics, explore the Colleges, and find out more about the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

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Key Information


11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Economics

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Jan. 31, 2021
Course Starts
Sept. 13, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

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