Economics MPhil

Course Introduction

The MPhil in Economics will train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make original contributions to the subject. The degree involves both coursework and research training, but its major component is the preparation of a substantial research thesis. The thesis should demonstrate a sound understanding of the main issues in the area and add to existing knowledge.

An MPhil/PhD is an advanced postgraduate research degree that requires the submission of a substantial dissertation of 60,000 to 100,000 words. At Birkbeck, you are initially registered on an MPhil and you upgrade to a PhD after satisfactory progress in the first year or two. You need to find a suitable academic supervisor at Birkbeck, who can offer the requisite expertise to guide and support you through your research.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: An MSc in economics/finance or a related quantitative subject, with Distinction or a good pass. Applicants should also submit a research proposal which is in line with the research interests of the Department. Qualities such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure are vital. A strong background in quantitative methods is required.
  • International entry requirements: An MSc in economics/finance or a related quantitative subject, with Distinction or a good pass. Applicants should also submit a research proposal which is in line with the research interests of the Department. Qualities such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure are vital. A strong background in quantitative methods is required. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.