M.Res. On Campus


University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your research skills at this Economics MRes course offered by the University of Southampton, and gain a deeper understanding of economic and econometric analysis. Study particular areas of the discipline from both a theoretical and evidence-based perspective.


Course Details

This Economics MRes course offered by the University of Southampton gives you the skills to carry out independent research and conduct your own investigations. It’s the ideal training for a career as an economist or a path to starting a PhD.

Initially you'll cover quantitative methods. As well as either microeconomics or economic analysis, and macroeconomics or financial economics and asset prices.

Later on you’ll take a research module and you'll attend departmental seminars and workshops to learn about the latest economic research. Choose from options covering all aspects of the discipline from macro and microeconomics to econometrics and finance.

You’ll develop the ability to: 
  • understand the theoretical foundations of economics and/or econometrics 
  • formulate, manipulate and draw conclusions from an economic model 
  • apply economic analysis to a range of policy areas 
  • interpret and critically evaluate economic ideas and research findings 
  • test and evaluate economic models using a variety of research methodologies, data and analyses 
  • design, implement and manage independent research in economics 
  • present ideas, arguments and research findings effectively

You’ll have access to our Bloomberg suite as part of standalone training and your dissertation research. The suite hosts 21 trading terminals, giving you access to real-time data, breaking news and powerful analytics.

Career Opportunities

You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical skills for a career in the private sector, in management or consultancy. You can work as an economist, or economic or quantitative analyst for a range of organisations including:

  • central and local governments
  • international institutions
  • statistical offices
  • central banks
  • financial supervision authorities
  • international aid organisations
  • commercial banks
  • research institutions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economic Analysis
  • Experimental Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Economics and Asset Pricing
  • Industrial Economics
  • International Trade
  • Labour Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in one of the following:

  • mathematics
  • economics
  • statistics
  • quantitative techniques
  • finance

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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