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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Economic Research is no longer accepting new applications.

The MPhil in Economic Research provides runs from early September to the end of July and provides a solid foundation for those who wish to apply for the PhD. It involves a thorough study of the core areas of economics and the requirement to explore one area in detail to begin the process of choosing a research topic, for those who wish to pursue further study. However, please note that it is not necessary to have a detailed proposal for PhD research at the time of applying.

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 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.

Continuing

All PhD applications are judged on their own merits and against standard admissions criteria, which include achieving 70% or above in the MPhil Economic Research. Please note that successful completion of the MPhil does not necessarily guarantee acceptance onto the PhD programme.


Open Days

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day usually takes place at the end of October. 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.

See further the Postgraduate Admissions Events pages for other events relating to Postgraduate study, including study fairs, visits and international events.

 

Key Information


10 months full-time

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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