Economics MRes - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MRes Economics

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Economics
PGCert Economics

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PLC67001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Economics

Programme Leader

PAREY Matthias (Economics)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • Interpret and critically discuss existing knowledge in economics through advanced scholarship
  • Systematically acquire and synthesise knowledge at the forefront of the academic discipline
  • Conceptualise, design and implement a guided individual research project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline.
  • Apply fundamental mathematical tools and specialist software programmes for the advanced study of economics.
  • Be able to apply a range of techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry in economics. Those performing at a sufficiently high level will be able to progress onto the PhD Economics programme, should they wish to do so.
  • Demonstrate the transferable skills necessary for employment as a professional economist in a research environment.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
An advanced understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics K
An advanced understanding of different methods and techniques as well as an ability to choose amongst these as required by particular economics problems K
An advanced ability to interpret and critical discuss published economic research papers, and to integrate the implications of published research in their own studies C
An ability to combine relevant theory and/or analytical techniques with insightful data analysis to produce convincing explanations of economic phenomena C
An ability to select appropriate techniques and formulate a research plan for a specific individual research project reflecting cutting edge methods and techniques. P
The ability to communicate the results of guided research in the form of a dissertation P
An advanced ability to employ software programmes used in economics (Stata, Matlab, R) T
An advanced ability to articulate and formalize economics ideas (oral and written). T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.