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Economics (MRes)

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Master of Research
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
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COVID-19: this course is not running in the 2020/21 academic year

About this course

Develop your research skills on this MRes in Economics, and gain a deeper understanding of economic and econometric analysis. Study particular areas of the discipline from both a theoretical and evidence-based perspective.

This full-time research master’s gives you the skills to carry out independent research and conduct your own investigations. It’s the ideal training for a career as an economist or a path to starting a PhD.

Initially you'll cover quantitative methods. As well as either microeconomics or economic analysis, and macroeconomics or financial economics and asset prices.

Later on you’ll take a research module and you'll attend departmental seminars and workshops to learn about the latest economic research. Choose from options covering all aspects of the discipline from macro and microeconomics to econometrics and finance.

You’ll develop the ability to: 

  • understand the theoretical foundations of economics and/or econometrics 
  • formulate, manipulate and draw conclusions from an economic model 
  • apply economic analysis to a range of policy areas 
  • interpret and critically evaluate economic ideas and research findings 
  • test and evaluate economic models using a variety of research methodologies, data and analyses 
  • design, implement and manage independent research in economics 
  • present ideas, arguments and research findings effectively

You’ll have access to our Bloomberg suite as part of standalone training and your dissertation research. The suite hosts 21 trading terminals, giving you access to real-time data, breaking news and powerful analytics.

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Antonella Ianni. Antonella is an Associate Professor in Economics. Her current research interests focus on microeconomic theory, and more recently in complexity theory, network theory, social network data and their use in public health. Visit Dr Ianni’s profile page to learn more about her papers and conferences.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.