University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow


This programme provides rigorous training in modern economics and equips students with a comprehensive understanding of the research tools and techniques, both theoretical and empirical, required for the analysis of economics phenomena. The programme produces graduates that are well-equipped to pursue careers in academia, government, industry, or consulting. It gives thorough guided preparation for PhD research. This is a taught programme. Students attend lectures, tutorials and seminars, and work on research projects.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics or related subject with substantial technical component (eg mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering). Applicants also need to submit a personal statement which clearly evidences a strong desire to pursue an academic career in economics.

Course modules

Core modules: econometrics; macroeconomics 1; macroeconomics 2; microeconomics 1; microeconomics 2; quantitative methods. Optional courses include: Behavioural economics; contract theory; decision theory; economic growth (theory and numerical solution methods); financial intermediation and the business cycle; industrial organisation (theory and empirical study); international macroeconomics; market microstructure; methods of economic dynamics; microfoundations of macroeconomics; networks and games; time series analysis; welfare and mechanism design.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MRes Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months
MRes Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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