Taught course

Economics

Institution
City, University of London · School of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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 one of the following:

  • An upper second-class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or a related discipline (e.g. finance).
  • An upper second-class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Business, Management, Politics, Law, Accounting, Psychology, Quantitative Sociology or Financial Journalism.
  • An upper-second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or a Natural Science.

Months of entry

September

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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
SASS-enquiries@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 0249