Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Economics

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. The Treasury, the Bank of England and many other employers hire us to train their staff. 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.

Entry requirements

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.

Sponsorship information

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. Find out more about research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 - 5 years
PhD Full-time January 2018 - 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2018 - 5 years
PhD Full-time April 2018 - 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2018 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time January 2018 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2018 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time April 2018 - 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2018 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6429