Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and a lower second-class (2.2) honours (or equivalent) degree in:

- Economics.

- A related discipline (eg. Finance, Business Management, Politics, Law, Accounting, Psychology, Quantitative Sociology or Financial Journalism) with a significant economics component.

- A quantitative subject (e.g. Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, a Natural Science) with a significant economics component.

All students must also meet the English language requirement for the programme as specified.

If English is not your first language you will need the following qualification:

- IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test) OR

- A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia or the USA.

All applicants that require a Student visa must meet the minimum Home Office English Language ability requirements before City can issue the Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) that is needed to apply for a Student visa.

Months of entry


Course content

In this Masters in Economics course, we help you develop new and existing skills, significantly enhance your knowledge of economics and prepare you for work as a professional economist.

By the time you graduate, your sharpened critical and analytical abilities will function alongside a full understanding of modern economic theory.

You will be confident in the application of econometric theory and techniques, and in your ability to critically analyse modern research.

The dissertation track is also a good pathway to an Economics PhD if you want to pursue further study.

Fees and funding

Visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/economics

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7040 0249