University of Essex

University of Essex


The programme provides advanced level training for those who are pursuing a PhD in Economics at Essex or in any other top economics department around the world. The programme focuses on three core areas of economics: Microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. After successfully completing the course, students will have an in-depth and solid foundation in the main theoretical frameworks and methods used in the modern microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. The course will develop and improve the following skills: analytical and mathematical techniques, micro and macroeconomic modelling and understanding, statistical and econometric analysis of complex time-series and panel data.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st degree (or equivalent) in economics. Degrees from other subjects may be considered where there is evidence of some mathematical training, statistical background and relevant work experience, although you will be required to submit a personal statement with your application form. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced microeconomics; estimation and inference in econometrics; macroeconomics; mathematical methods; microeconomics; time series econometrics; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examination, coursework and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 9,785 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01206 872719