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MPhil in Economics

MPhil in Economics

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MPhil
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 21 months

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The MPhil in Economics is designed to provide rigorous training in economic theory, its techniques and applications, and in quantitative research methods. This MPhil can serve as pathway towards DPhil (PhD) programme at Oxford or elsewhere. In the first year of the programme, there is a non-examinable preparatory course in mathematical methods, followed by three compulsory courses in the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics taught in parallel throughout the academic year. The three papers are examined at the end of the first year and progression to the second year is conditional on achieving the required grade in all three courses. In the second year, students will take five option courses, each course taught in a single term. The option courses build on core training and prepare students to undertake research. The department offers a range of advanced options courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics covering recent developments in theory and analytical techniques. Other option courses are designed to develop knowledge and understanding of theory, techniques and debates within specialist fields of economics. These include behavioural economics, development economics, economic history, financial economics, international trade, labour economics and public economics. You will take at least one advanced course and at least one field course. Students are also required to write a thesis in the second year, supervised by a member of the department. The thesis is up to 30,000 words in length and is usually expected to contain some original research. It can be incorporated into a DPhil thesis, if they continue with their studies.