Masters | Postgraduate Course - Economics MRes Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £7,200 full-time International: £17,100 full-time
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Economics MRes

Study Details

MRes 1 year full-time

The MRes Economics is ideal for anyone wishing to undertake research into economics and forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social sciences research.

Whether you want to get involved in research with a view to pursuing a PhD or academic career, or to improve your employability in industry or the public sector, this programme will provide you with substantial training in a range of research techniques and methods.

With an appreciation of theoretical underpinnings, this programme will help you to develop critical thinking and evaluation skills, as well as organise a research project, manage self-driven enquiry and write up a research-based dissertation which includes critical academic argument.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • BEEM132 Mathematics for Economic Research 15
  • BEEM128 Advanced Microeconomics I 15
  • BEEM130 Advanced Macroeconomics I 15
  • BEEM102 Quantitative Research Techniques 1 15
  • BEEM129 Advanced Microeconomics 2 15
  • BEEM131 Advanced Macroeconomics II 15
  • BEEM112 Quantitative Research Techniques 2 15
  • BEEM133 Research Dissertation 60

Optional modules
You will choose one option totalling 15 credits from a regularly updated selection. The option is to be completed in Term 2. Recent modules are shown below:

  • BEEM126 Behavioural Choice and Financial Decision Making 15
  • BEEM117 Economics of Corporate Finance 15
  • BEEM125 Experimental and Behavioural Economics 15
  • BEEM113 Advanced Econometrics 15
  • BEEM108 International Trade and Regional Integration 15

Entry Requirements

A good 2:1 (65%+) degree with honours in an Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. First Class degrees in Mathematics, Engineering or Physics are also considered. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

We are very proud of our graduates who have careers across a broad range of sectors and are working all over the world. Example destinations of recent graduates of the School's postgraduate programmes include:

- Director, Strategic Matters UK
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Business Consultant, Transition Consulting
- Account Executive, IMG
- Financial Business Analyst, Reuters
- Chartered Financial Analyst, 7city Learning
- Equity Analyst, Japanese Bank
- Trainee Fund Manager, Scottish Widows
- Finance Analyst, The Arcadia Group
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Assistant Economist, Customs and Excise
- Economist, Bank of Estonia
- PhD Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Associate Lecturer, Universidad de Castilla, Spain (PhD Economics)
- Risk Analyst, GE Capita
- Trainee Accountant, Citibank
- Investment Analyst, Stamford Associates
- Account Manager, Renaissance Group, Nicosia
- Investment Analyst, Capital Finance
- Senior Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague
- Economist, Civil Service
- Global Share Dealer, Deloitte
- Ship Broker, Ssy
- Banker, Standard and Chartered