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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Economic Research is no longer accepting new applications.

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

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

The Faculty of Economics has high academic requirements and a large number of applicants that meet them. Applicants should have attained or expect to attain a very good undergraduate (or country equivalent) qualification in Economics. The degree should include standard courses in intermediate level Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics (a Business Studies, Accountancy or Management degree or qualification does not provide an adequate background). If you do not meet the criteria listed below, it is unlikely you will be offered a place.

  • Applicants from UK universities: an undergraduate degree with First class.
  • Applicants from North American institutions: an undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.7 out of 4 or the equivalent.
  • Applicants from other educational systems: an undergraduate degree (or country equivalent) where the applicant is within the top five to ten per cent of their reference group.

In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to include supporting information of their ranking within each academic year.

University Minimum Academic Requirements


Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110

CAE

Score: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment.

CPE

Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element).


Visa Information

No ATAS required

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Key Information


10 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Economics

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Dec. 2, 2021
Course Starts
Sept. 5, 2022

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 2, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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