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Faculty of Economics

 

Economics at Cambridge is ranked at number 1 in UK by the Complete University Guide and the University Times, ranked 2nd by the Guardian and ranked at number 5 in the world according to the Times Higher Education.

We offer one undergraduate and five graduate programmes of studies. For detailed descriptions of the programmes, entry requirements and general information, click the corresponding links below.

Advanced Diploma in Economics


This is a nine month taught course for students whose first degree contains little or no economics. It provides a qualification equivalent to a second bachelor’s degree in economics and is the first step towards continuing to master’s or PhD studies in Economics.

“I came into this program hoping for a crash course in economics, and that's exactly what I got.”

Student feedback questionnaire, 2017

MPhil in Economics


This taught master’s degree will equip you with the tools needed by a professional economist. The degree will give the technical training required to undertake a career in government, central banking, international organisations or private sector firms such as economic consultancies.

“Overall the teaching of all my modules was very high and I am satisfied with the quality of teaching.”

Student feedback questionnaire, 2017

MPhil in Economic Research


This is a taught master’s degree for students with an undergraduate degree in economics who wish to continue to PhD studies. 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. It also serves as an excellent foundation for other research-focused roles outside academia.

“The course is overall excellent: demanding, challenging and rigorous. The content is covered at an advanced level.”

Student feedback questionnaire, 2017

MPhil in Finance and Economics


This is a one-year taught master's degree that combines advanced study and research. It is tailored for people with one year or less of work experience who intend to go on to work for industry and the financial sector.

“Very rewarding experience [that] equipped me with the necessary knowledge and more to enter into the real world.”

Student feedback questionnaire, 2017

PhD in Economics


This is a research course with an aim to produce high-quality, original, and publishable research in Economics over a period of three to four years. Students already studying for the MPhil in Economic Research degree at Cambridge may apply to continue to the PhD. Applications for direct entry to the PhD from candidates with a high-quality Master’s degree in economics from other universities are also considered.

“The combination of a taught element through courses and a research element works nicely and the ability to undertake directed reading is a good method to make sure you can cover material which
doesn't fall under any specific course.”

Student feedback questionnaire, 2017