12 months
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20350 GBP/year
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About

The Economics course offered by the University of Essex provides you with a stimulating route into PhD studies, and develops the expert research mind-set required for a high-profile job in finance or business, if you want to work in the private sector after your degree.

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Overview

The Economics  course offered by the University of Essex  is designed for you to master research methods and tools, and to acquire a solid foundation to pursue a more research focused career. MRes students are expected to commit full time to their studies and with a high level of independence to start developing a research mindset. You learn through a combination of lectures, classes and independent work which allow you to appreciate and understand the deeper connections between topics. This includes making connections during classes and lectures and also independently.

 You also gain a deepened understanding of how to apply techniques to new problems and see beyond the surface to identify when concepts and tools from one area could be applied to another. Due to this style of learning you develop the ability to tackle economic problems with a unified approach and identify a suitable research topic for your dissertation.

You receive lectures, classes and advanced training in the two-term sequence of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. You have the opportunity to attend specialized classes which aim at developing a research mindset and a deeper understanding of the subjects; whilst also learning complementary tools and techniques independently. So a willingness to work with mathematical and statistical concepts, and understand rigorous mathematical reasoning, is vital.

Your future

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree – many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.

Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations:

  • The Ministry of Finance
  • HM Treasury
  • The Work Foundation
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Schroders Investment Management

More generally, our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • MREs Microeconomics
  • MREs Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree with an overall Class 1 in a discipline related to economics such as: Economics, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Physics or any other degree with a strong maths component.
  • The Degree should contain some economics components including Macroeconomics; Microeconomics or Econometrics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13030 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 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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