Birkbeck, University of London
The course will train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make original contributions to the subject; it 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. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of first-class training, whether they are studying full-time or part-time. The Commodities Finance Centre, a forum for academics and practitioners working in the field of commodities modelling, is housed within the department. The Birkbeck Centre for Applied Macroeconomics is a research centre which aims to consolidate and publicise research in macroeconomics and monetary economics. The centre hosts regular seminars and workshops and prestigious visiting scholars.
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. Strong background in quantitative methods. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Beginning full-time MPhil/PhD students are required to attend a series of lectures and research workshops. Students also select option classes from the MSc Economics, the MSc Financial Economics, the MSc Finance, or the MSc Financial Engineering at Birkbeck or at UCL.
The department is recognised for receipt of Economic and Social Research Council studentships (UK and EU students only). A limited number of full-time and part-time College Research Studentships (fees-only); students may also be eligible to apply for the School of Business, Economics and Informatics fees studentship.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|