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Graduate Admissions

5 courses offered in the Faculty of Economics

This degree is for students with an undergraduate degree in economics who wish to obtain a PhD. It is the foundation year for the PhD programme and involves a thorough study of the core areas of economics and the exploration of one area in detail in order to begin the process of choosing a PhD research topic.

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This degree is for students with an undergraduate degree in economics who are interested in undertaking a master's degree that will give them the technical training required to undertake a career as a professional economist working for, say, the UK Government Economic Service, or an economics consultancy.

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The basic requirement for admission to the PhD programme is that a student should have performed well in the Faculty’s MPhil in Economic Research programme.  

Applicants for direct entry to the PhD programme must have performed well, or expect to perform well, on a Master's programme equivalent to the Cambridge MPhil in Economic Research.  The Faculty would expect direct entry candidates to have a First Class UK Bachelor's degree, or a GPA of at least 3.8/4.0 and to have performed at Distinction level in their Master's degree or be predicted to complete the Master's wth a Distinction or a GPA of at least 3.8/4.0.

 

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The Advanced Diploma in Economics is a degree for students whose first degree contains little or no economics but who have a good training in mathematics. It provides a qualification equivalent to a second bachelor's degree in economics and can be used as the basis for master's-level training in economics.

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This degree is for students with an undergraduate degree in economics. It is an intensive course combining advanced study and research which places particular emphasis on economic coverage of financial themes and is tailored for people with one year or less of work experience. Students undertaking the course might be expected to go on to work in a number of sectors, such as the financial sector, banking sector, research institutions, or consultancies.

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Department Members


Professor Richard Smith
Head of Department

  • 39 Academic Staff
  • 10 Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 225 Graduate Students
  • 500 Undergraduates

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