Entry requirements

You should have a first or upper second class honours degree in economics or a first or upper second class degree in a quantitative discipline with either some economics component or supplemented by economics-related work experience. Knowledge of basic statistics, calculus and probability theory is required. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain the thorough background in theoretical, applied and empirical economics that you need to prepare for a range of career options in industry, government and academia.

This course enables you to immerse yourself in rigorous modern economics training – either immediately after an undergraduate degree or as a mid-career professional. You can choose to study full time over the course of one year or part time over the course of two.

This course will give you a solid foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, while exploring modules on finance, regulation, health economics, behavioural economics and development economics.
The Economics MSc helps you:
  • Develop your critical and analytical abilities in economics
  • Understand modern economic theory, at both a micro and a macro level
  • Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology
  • Develop your knowledge of econometric theory and techniques
  • Critically interpret current research in fields such as behavioural and experimental economics, financial economics, health economics, macroeconomics, regulation and competition, and development
  • Prepare academically for a career as a professional economist.
Should you with to pursue further study, the dissertation track can also serve as a stepping stone to an Economics PhD.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time EU: £10,500, Part-time EU: £5,250 per year
International students
Full-time Non EU: £15,000, Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Gail Treves-Brown
+44(0)20 7040 8908