University of Bath

University of Bath


The MRes Economics programme is an intensive one-year taught programme which provides advanced training in economics, econometrics and research skills.

In recent years, PhD candidates have been encouraged to take an MRes-type qualification prior to commencing their PhDs so as to be able to develop a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as starting to develop a more in-depth research proposal before embarking on their PhD - this programme is designed to provide high quality training to potential doctoral students.

Also, we have increasingly seen the greater need to collect, collate and analyse performance data in a variety of public- and private-sector organisations - this programme is also designed to be taken as a stand-alone qualification to provide social science research training.

This programme is therefore designed to suit those wishing to progress to PhD but also those needing research skills in their current profession.

Entry requirements

First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics or an appropriate subject, from a recognised university

English language requirements

Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study.

  • IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each of the four components)
  • PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component

Course modules

Core units (subject to validation)

  • Econometric Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics
  • Advanced Economic Theory
  • Short Research Apprenticeship Project
  • Long Research Apprenticeship Project
  • Economics Masters Dissertation

As well as the final dissertation, research skills are developed through the Small and Large Research Apprenticeship Projects.

Optional units

  • Growth Theory
  • Financial Economics
  • Econometric Methods
  • International Monetary Policy & Institutions
  • Financial Econometrics


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 14,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,200 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 7,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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