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MRes/ PhD Programme for Prospective Students

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What does our MRes/PhD in Economics offer...

The MRes/PhD is the route to PhD Economics at Warwick. It is an integrated two year Masters in Economics, from which students progress to the PhD in Economics. It includes:

  • Two years of courses covering the tools, techniques and literature necessary for you to write a PhD dissertation at the forefront of the economics discipline;
  • Four years (maximum) of research under the guidance of world-renowned faculty. We have staff expertise in each of the main areas of economics;
  • Support and resources to enable you to participate in the scientific community, including a weekly seminar series in each of the major fields and a chance to get involved in the annual PhD Conference, where top PhD students from around the world, present their research ideas at Warwick;
  • Tailored support to help you achieve a top job market placement, including academic writing skills, presentation skills and interview practice with experts in the economics job market;
  • Scholarships available.

Please do not write to members of faculty regarding supervision or entry to the PhD, as we do not recruit PhD students in this way. All of our PhD students must either complete the MRes Economics at Warwick or demonstrate they have completed a two year MRes at another institution (with a syllabus closely matching that taught at Warwick) and achieved excellent results. If you are interested in direct entry to the PhD, please apply for the MRes/PhD in the first instance. If you are selected for interview, you should at this stage make clear to the admissions committee that you are seeking direct entry to the PhD.

Davit talks to us about his PhD experience

Listen to former year PhD student Davit Khantadze tell us what it is like to study for his PhD in Economics.

An outstanding opportunity to understand, appreciate and contribute to frontier research.

Our comprehensive 2+4 MRes/PhD research programme provides exceptionally high quality training in advanced Economics. We aim to provide students with professional training in modern economics; as well as knowledge, this includes tools and techniques of analysis, and opportunities to apply this in extended research.

Our objective is to produce doctoral students able to pursue careers at the highest level in academia, government agencies or consultancies.
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High quality training in advanced Economics

Find out about the structure and progression criteria of our comprehensive 2 (MRes) + 4 year PhD research programme.

Find out about the MRes/PhD in Economics programme

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Applying for the Warwick Economics MRes/PhD

Admission to our course is very competitive; get the full details of the application process and entry criteria and requirements.

Apply for 2020 entry

Have a question about studying or applying for the MRes/PhD in Economics?

Get in touch with Maryanne Heafey, our Programme Manager (Research):

Telephone:+44(0)24 7652 8172
Email:enquiries dot econphd at warwick dot ac dot uk