Masters | Postgraduate Course - Finance and Econometrics MRes Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

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Finance and Econometrics MRes

Study Details

MRes 1 year Full time

The MRes Finance and Econometrics 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 postgraduate training by completing two PhD-level module sequences in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, or financial economics (required for MRes Finance); covering core theories and methods as well as areas of active research in the School. 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.

Alongside the substantive modules offered in conjunction with the School's MRes Economics, the programme includes a core module in research design and qualitative methods taken jointly with social science students from a range of disciplines across QMUL, Kings College London, and Imperial College as part of the training offered by the ESRC funded London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP). The MRes Finance and Econometrics is an approved pathway for ESRC funding, enabling students to apply for ESRC 1+3 funding to cover both the MRes and a PhD, and successful MRes graduates to apply subsequently for ESRC +3 PhD funding.

Module details

Students must complete the following compulsory modules:

Semester A:

  • ECOM128 Topics in Financial Economics A [Sem 1, 15 credits]
  • ECOM129 Topics in Financial Economics B [Sem 1, 15 credits]
  • BUSM081 Introduction to Social Science Research 1: Epistemology, Research Design, and Qualitative Methods [Sem 1-2, 30 credits]

Semester B:

  • ECOM111 Advanced Topics in Financial Economics [Sem 2, 15 credits]

Semester B & C:

  • ECOM093 MRes Short Dissertation [Sem 2 and Summer, 60 credits]

 Students can also choose from the following electives:

Semester A:

List 1 [15-30 credits]:

Students must take at least one, and a maximum two from the following list:

  • ECOM130 Topics in Macroeconomics  A [Sem 1; 15 credits]
  • ECOM131 Topics in Macroeconomics  B [Sem 1; 15 credits]
  • ECOM132 Topics in Microeconomics A [Sem 1; 15 credits]
  • ECOM133 Topics in Microeconomics B [Sem 1; 15 credits]

List 2 (0-15 credits):

Students should take at most one of:

  • ECOM126 Topics in Econometrics A [Sem 1; 15 credits]
  • ECOM127 Topics in Econometrics B [Sem 1; 15 credits]

Semester B 

List 1 (15 credits):

Students must take one of the following module (Semester B electives must follow on from Semester A choices):

  • ECOM110 Advanced Topics in Econometrics [Sem 2; 15 credits]
  • ECOM112 Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics [Sem 2; 15 credits]
  • ECOM113 Advanced Topics in Microeconomics [Sem 2; 15 credits]

Entry Requirements

Students admitted to the MRes Finance and Econometrics programme will normally have achieved high marks on a postgraduate degree in economics or a related field comparable to the School's own 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 is essential.

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Student Destinations

Excellent career opportunities are open to our MRes students. Successful candidates will be eligible to progress to doctoral study and will also be qualified for research careers in both the private and the public sector.