24 months
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About

The Economics (Pathway to PhD) degree from The University of Exeter is a two-year programme that provides the foundations for conducting modern research in economics. It is intended for anyone wishing to progress onto a PhD in economics or another related social science.

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Overview

  • In the first year you will learn core economic models, econometric techniques and research methods.
  • In the second year you will specialise in modules covering advanced topics in the fields of econometric theory, empirical economics, microeconomic theory and macroeconomic theory. The list of topics includes auctions, computational economics, education, fiscal policy, gender, health, human development, inequality, labour supply, machine learning, networks, sexual orientation, taxation, and voting.
  • By the end of the second year you will have acquired the tools to write an MRes dissertation. The MRes dissertation, which will be supervised by one member of our academic staff, will enable you to apply your research skills and develop an in-depth knowledge in your chosen field.
  • Following successful completion of your MRes you will then progress onto our three-year PhD Economics programme at University of Exeter. You will receive guidance from our internationally respected academic staff for progressing onto our PhD Economics programme.

After the programme

The Economics (Pathway to PhD) degree from The University of Exeter will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out PhD level research and subject to meeting the entry criteria you will be able to progress onto our PhD Economics programme.

Upon completion of your PhD, you will be well equipped to conduct top-notch research and pursue careers in academia, government or consultancy.

Recent placements of our graduating students include assistant professorships and lectureships at places like Lancaster University, University of Manchester, Warwick University and Xiamen University. Others have taken post-doctoral positions at places like FAU-Erlangen-Nuremberg and University of Innsbruck.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods 
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Macroeconomic Theory 
  • Econometric Theory
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2:1 (65%+) degree with honours in an Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required. Degrees in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Statistics are also considered.
  • We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit their (quantitative reasoning) GRE scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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