The MRes Degree

Andrea Caggese, MRes Coordinator

Andrea Caggese
MRes Coordinator

The aim of this master's programme is to train specialists in economics, finance and business to conduct research. These specialists will gain the tools and knowledge necessary for carrying out research projects at the cutting edge of their disciplines. They will be trained to write a doctoral thesis at the level of the most rigorous doctoral programmes in the world.

The Master of Research in Economics, Finance and Management (MRes) is the gateway to the PhD in Economics, Finance and Management at the UPF or to other PhD programmes in top European and US universities.

Academic Contents:

    • Research Seminar (10 ECTS) The purpose of this seminar is to help students develop into producers as opposed to consumers of research. It focusses on key dimensions of research methodology for the social sciences as well as exposure to the research of various faculty members, who present their own research. The collection of presentations is diverse in topics and methodology.
    • Attendance to DEE Seminar Series (4 ECTS) 
  • ADVANCED RESEARCH - 36 ELECTIVE ECTS - In order to obtain in-depth knowledge of a particular area of study, this module includes attending courses. These cover four areas: Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Finance and Advanced Management. Selection of specific courses within areas may be decided together with a tutor and depends on the research interests of the students.
  • MASTER THESIS (10 ECTS) - COMPULSORY The thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to understand relevant research and the ability to write a paper that complies with academic standards.


Students will obtain the following degree upon the successful completion of the MRes:
Master of Research in Economics, Finance and Management (60ECTS)