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Economics - MRes leading to PhD (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

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

Related Degrees:

Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics) (MSc)

Economics (Diploma)

Economics (Diploma plus MSc)

Economics (MSc)

Economics and International Financial Economics (MSc)

Core Modules:

  • MRes Dissertation
  • Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Advanced Econometric Theory
  • The Practice of Economics Research

Optional Modules:

This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


You will be taught by leading academics in the major fields of Economics. Teaching consists of lectures and seminars. You will have 9 hours of lectures per week in year one and 4-5 hours of seminars. In year two, teaching is mainly on a seminar basis (6 hours per week) and you will be heavily involved in developing your own research ideas for your dissertation.


Assessment is a mixture of class tests, exams, presentations and referee reports.

Sectors graduates have gone on to work in include:

  • Banking and Finance
  • National and Local Governments 

Graduates of this course have gone into the following careers:

  • Consultant 
  • Government Economist 
  • Project Manager

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 2 + 4 Years

(October 2019 - October 2021)

Entry Requirements

First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Department of Study


Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Please note: this proramme does not have an application assessment fee as the academic department are covering this cost. Please do not complete the payment page once you have submitted your application. It will be processed as usual the next working day.


In 2017, the Economics department provided a Scholarship worth a 25% academic fee reduction for a small number of offer holders with an excellent academic record who are applying for one year taught Master’s courses.

For scholarships available please visit the department website.

Additional Course Costs

No additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.