Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in economics, accounting, finance, politics, public policy, banking or any other business-related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The current pandemic has restructured the economy in many countries, which affects the labour market and unemployment. Current events such as Brexit and the regional trade agreements such as the CPTPP pose some questions of how globalization would evolve in the future. This course will give you the opportunity to discuss and propose solutions to these emerging problems.

During the course you will build strong transferable skills in relevant quantitative methods and statistical techniques. It allows you to develop the subject specific skills of quantification, evaluation and design to an advanced level and is supported by modules that provide you with an understanding of how to handle and organise data in a comprehensive way.

Employers value the transferable skills of well evidenced empirical analysis and economists that are numerate and able to communicate economic ideas in reports and public audits, as required in many professions that economists join.

Economics MSc at DMU responds to employer and student demands and the need for students to enhance their degree skills, for a very competitive employment market. The current state of the world economy has seen the subject of Economics being brought onto the centre stage of policy analysis and as such, graduates should be in a position to contribute to that analysis.

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Key features

  • You will examine Macroeconomic issues from around the globe, within a coherent theoretical framework
  • Elements of game theory will be used to analysis of how microeconomic theories explain key decisions facing individuals, firms, and organisations and the likely responses to those decisions
  • This course provides you with 'hands on' training in the use, presentation and interpretation of economic data, including time series, cross-section and panel data.
  • You will learn and apply new theories to discuss new and diverse topics such as Globalisation, Growth, Debt, Banking, Exchange Rates, Capital Inflows and Institutions in the context of Emerging Markets and Sustainability.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Find out more about funding here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70