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2020 - 2021
Master of Philosophy
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The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2019). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas The MPhil in Economics is designed to provide rigorous training in economic theory, its techniques and applications, and in quantitative research methods. It is comparable to the first two years of a PhD programme at the best US universities. The MPhil provides a solid foundation for progressing to the DPhil (PhD) programme at Oxford or elsewhere. If you do not wish to progress to a doctorate, the MPhil provides the advanced knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional economist in public service or the private sector. Numerous MPhil graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in economics or related fields. This is the course recommended if you have not undertaken any previous graduate work in economics. 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, you will take five option courses, each course taught in a single term. The option courses build on core training and prepare you 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. You 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 you continue with your studies. You will receive numerical grades for your thesis and for each option course. Based on these grades and those for the first year core courses, the examiners may award an overall pass grade or a pass with distinction for the course. There is a prize for the best thesis and a prize for best overall performance in written papers.
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