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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Economics is no longer accepting new applications.


Each student will take 7 modules.   All modules (except Econometric Methods) have 18 hours of lectures. The module on Econometric Methods has 27 hours of lectures.


Attendance of the Preparatory Course on Mathematics and Statistics

Compulsory modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics

Optional modules

One to one supervision

All diploma students will be assigned a Director of Studies who will be their formal supervisor for the course.  They will arrange to meet students early October and then ongoing as agreed.


Seminars & classes

Five classes for each of the modules in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and seven classes for Econometrics which include Problem Sets.


The total number of lecture hours for the course is 135 hours. Each student takes 7 coursework modules; each module has 18 hours of lecture time, except Econometrics, which has 27 hours of teaching.

The Preparatory Course consists of 51 hours of lecture time.


There is an internal examination on the material covered in the preparatory course which is assessed on a pass/fail basis. Failing this preparatory course will indicate that a student will need to improve their mathematical skills to cope with the main part of the course.

There are some practice exams in January and students receive feedback on their performance.

Classes in problem sets take place for compulsory modules and some optional modules.


Thesis / Dissertation

There is no thesis for this Course.


There is a compulsory project for Microeconomics which runs in December and optional modules may also have compulsory projects, essays and or exams.

Written examination

Written examinations take place in April-June.


Mid-Course examinations will be held for the Microeconomics, Macroeconomic, and Econometrics Modules and are  held in the week prior to the beginning of the Lent Term.  The examinations will be of 1.5, 2, or 3 hours’ duration.  These mock exams will give students the opportunity to practice under examination conditions for the formal April-June examinations, and will also give a good indication of progress.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Economics

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Course Starts
Sept. 2, 2024

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

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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