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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Economics

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MPhil/PhD in Economics will train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make original contributions to the subject. The degree involves both coursework and research training, but its major component is the preparation of a substantial research thesis. The thesis should demonstrate a sound understanding of the main issues in the area and add to existing knowledge. Economics at Birkbeck has acquired an excellent reputation, not only for the quality of its research but also for the quality of its training.

New full-time MPhil/PhD students are required to attend a series of lectures and research workshops, covering topics that are at the cutting edge of recent developments in economic theory and methodology. You also select option classes from the MSc Economics, MSc Financial Economics or MSc Finance at Birkbeck or UCL. After completing coursework, you proceed to write a PhD dissertation.

At Birkbeck, you are initially registered on an MPhil and you upgrade to a PhD after satisfactory progress in the first year or two. You need to find a suitable academic supervisor at Birkbeck, who can offer the requisite expertise to guide and support you through your research.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full-time home/EU students: £4260 pa, the tuition fee indicated here is for 2018/19. The tuition fee for 2019/20 is subject to an inflationary increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Full-time international students: £12325 pa, the tuition fee indicated here is for 2018/19. The tuition fee for 2019/20 is subject to an inflationary increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need MSc in economics/finance or a related quantitative subject, with distinction or a good pass. Applicants should also submit a research proposal which is in line with the research interests of the Department. Qualities such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure are vital. They also need strong background in quantitative methods.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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