Courses and admissions
The undergraduate degree in Cambridge provides a well-rounded, rigorous education in economics, which gives students the opportunity to pursue a wide range of career opportunities, including in finance, management consultancy and public policy. It also provides an excellent preparation for post-graduate study.
The Advanced Diploma in Economics is a degree for students whose first degree contains little or no economics. 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.
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.
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.
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.
There are a number of scholarships available to EU candidates applying for the MPhil in Finance and Economics. For further information see the funding page
Students who have a master's degree in economics can apply to enter the PhD programme directly.