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Financial Economics MRes + MPhil/PhD

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5 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Econometrics Actuarial Science

Course type


Course Summary


This is a joint programme between the UCL School of Management and the Department of Economics offering a unique education and research experience to give students an advanced understanding of financial economics. This highly selective programme provides students with the skills needed to conduct insightful and original research, preparing them for an academic career in the field. The MRes will firstly provide quantitative training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and finance. These will be taught in the context of cutting-edge research and relevant applications. Secondly, it will provide you with analytic frameworks and transferable skills that will allow you to identify relevant and promising research topics, present ideas in order to obtain feedback, and provide feedback yourself.


We expect our PhD graduates to be striving towards an academic career as a faculty member in a top business school or economics department or in the research group of an international institution or a central bank.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a distinction in a Master's degree in Economics (or closely related subject) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of analytical and quantitative skills (such as in mathematics and statistics), evidenced by strong performance in relevant modules taken on previous degree programmes and/or through relevant standardised test performances (such as GRE Quantitative of at least 160). Submitting your GRE test result is encouraged but not compulsory and is only one of the components used to assess the strength of applications.

University information

Founded in 1826, University College London (UCL) is a highly prestigious institution, located in the heart of Bloomsbury, London’s academic centre. The university has nurtured countless inspiring minds and 30 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to current or former staff and students. UCL is home to almost 24,000 postgraduate students, with a total student population of 42,000 from over 150 countries worldwide. UCL offers 675 postgraduate...more

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