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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Economic Research is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Please read the Faculty's Entry Requirements and How to Apply pages before applying for this course.

Please DO NOT submit an application for more than one of the MPhils offered by the Faculty of Economics. 

Selection Process

Applications are considered as gathered fields in December and May with a strict limit on the number of offers that can be made each year. Most decisions are expected to be sent out between January and the end of April.

Borderline applications will be put on hold, placed on a waiting list, and assessed as a gathered field in May with decisions coming out by the end of July. You will be informed via email or Applicant Portal if you fall in this category and the final decision will be reflected on your Applicant Portal.

Kindly note that the Faculty will not provide feedback to individuals on the quality and content of their application to graduate programmes within the Faculty of Economics.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Details of previous study
    Please upload details of the Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Mathematical courses you have taken/will be taking in your current and previous degrees to show that you meet the entry requirements outlined on the Faculty's website here. The template that MUST be used can be downloaded here.
  • Reasons for applying (5000 characters)
  • GRE
    Applicants whose previous university training has been in countries outside the UK or part of the University of London International Programme MUST submit the results of a recent GRE test. Please note that failure to upload a GRE Test (if required) will result in the automatic withdrawal of the application. For more information, please see the Faculty's website here or contact us via email.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information


10 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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