Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The Master of Research (MRes) in Economics offered by the School of Economics and Finance (SEF) is a research-oriented postgraduate programme for students who already hold an MSc in economics or a related field and who may wish to progress to doctoral study at Queen Mary (or elsewhere). Students build on their core postgraduate training by completing two advanced modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, or financial economics; and can choose from a selection of option modules that cover a range of theoretical and applied topics. Students also conduct original research to fulfil the substantial dissertation component of the degree, which can form the basis of later doctoral work. The MRes can be pursued as a stand-alone degree or as the first year of a planned PhD, and when appropriate a conditional offer of admission to the doctoral programme will be made. Generous financial assistance is available for candidates with demonstrated potential for a successful research career. Taught modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations, which take place either during term or in the designated examination period at the end of the academic year. Excellent career opportunities are open to our MRes students. MRes students will be qualified for research careers in both the private and the public sector or embark on a PhD to further complement their training.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £12,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £12,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £18,350 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students admitted to the MRes Economics programme will normally have achieved high marks on a postgraduate degree in economics or a related field comparable to SEF's MSc Economics in terms of content and quality. In particular, they should have a thorough knowledge of MSc-level macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics. A good knowledge of topics in mathematics and statistical theory relevant to economics.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Economics and Finance are: IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; Trinity ISE: either Trinity ISE II with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 6.5