MRes/PhD Programme

University of Warwick

Have you considered postgraduate research at one of the top Economics departments in the UK?

“Our objective is to produce doctoral students able to pursue careers at the highest level in academia, government agencies or consultancies.”

Sharun Mukland, Director of Economics MRes

MRes/PhD Programme

  • High quality training in advanced Economics
  • Understand and contribute to frontier research
  • Ideal for academia and research- driven careers

Our comprehensive two plus four year programme will provide you with a thorough understanding of research techniques and in-depth appreciation of principal areas of concern for researchers in economics.

Many students offered a place on the MRes are offered financial support consisting of a fee waiver and a maintenance award.


Duration: 2 years full time

PhD: further 4 years full time

Start date: 18 September 2017

Why Warwick?

  • - No3 The Times and Sunday Times Subject League Tables 2016
  • - 2nd for Research Classified as ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ (REF 2014)
  • - 4TH for Research Impact and GPA X Intensity (REF 2014)
  • - 3rd for Research ‘Power’ (REF 2014)
  • - 3rd in the Complete University Guide 2017

Two year MRes

Year one

Based on advanced courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, along with a fourth core module ‘The Practice of Economic Research’.

Year two

You will take two optional courses and complete the MRes dissertation.

Progression to four-year PhD

If you pass the MRes at a sufficiently high level of performance; 65% average in years one and two, and a mark of 65% for the dissertation, you will then be eligible to proceed to the four-year PhD programme.

Our PhD will allow you to develop as a researcher and to make your own mark not only in academia, but also in the public and private sectors, in all fields where excellent research and analysis

Job market advantage

We offer tailored job market support for our PhD students. This includes a regular series of seminar workshops where you have the opportunity to present your job market paper and to receive feedback from our placement team, members of faculty and other PhD students.

Applications close on 28 February 2017

Please note that there is a standard application fee for postgraduate taught courses.

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