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MRes Modules


    Course Overview

    The MRes is a ‘2+4’ year programme, with two years of taught courses (at the end of which, successful students will be awarded the MRes Economics). Students who achieve the required progression criteria proceed to four years of research leading to award of PhD. The table below shows the modular structure of the programme.

    In the first year students follow four core modules, in Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Analysis and Econometric Theory, followed by Practice of Economics Research. The latter is a core module taught in term 3 of year one (after the conclusion of the examination period), but assessed at the beginning of year two.

    In the second year, students choose five field options to be attended over autumn and spring term and complete the dissertation. A variety of MRes field options will be offered, particularly in the areas in which departmental faculty are research active. Likely options will include: Applied Economics; Economic History and Development; Macroeconomics; Microeconomic Theory; and Political Economy.

    Year One: Core Modules Only*

    Autumn (Term 1) Spring (Term 2) Summer (Term 3)
    EC9A1 Advanced
    Microeconomic Theory
    (35CATs)
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    EC9A1 Advanced
    Microeconomic Theory
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    Examination
    EC9A2 Advanced
    Macroeconomic Analysis
    (35 CATs)
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    EC9A2 Advanced
    Macroeconomic Analysis
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    Module is 100% assessed in term 1 and 2.
    EC9A3 Advanced Econometric Theory
    (35 CATs)
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    EC9A3 Advanced Econometric Theory
    45 hours of lectures and seminars
    Examination
        EC9AA The Practice of Economics Research
    (15 CATs)
    30 hours of lectures

    Year Two: Option Modules and Dissertation

    In year two of the programme, students are required to take five field option modules from the list below*. Each module will have 30 hours of teaching (in a seminar format) and will be delivered in either term one or term two and further details on each can be found on the respective module web page. All of the MRes year two options (below) have a 12 CAT weighting, giving a total of 60 CATs of taught modules in year two. Students are permitted to take upto two (of the five chosen) modules from outside the department (30 CATs in total), in which case you would choose three Economics option modules from the list below. In this case the department would seek permission from the University for the student to over CAT by a maximum of 6CATs.

    • Topics in Advanced Economic Theory I
    • Topics in Advanced Economic Theory II
    • Topics in Development Economics

    • Topics in Economic History
    • Topics in Empirical Political Economy
    • Topics in Industrial Organisation and Data Science
    • Topics in International Economics

    • Topics in Labour Economics

    • Topics in Macroeconomics
    • Topics in Political Economic Theory
    • Topics in Advanced Econometrics

    *We cannot guarantee that all of these option modules will be available every year, as this will depend on a number of factors including availability of staff and expressed module preferences (please note, a module which attracts less than three students will not run).