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Entry requirements

The equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree with evidence on your degree transcript of strong grades in statistical modules in your second, third or fourth year and that your programme contained an Economics component. Check the full list of equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MSc programmes in Economics will give you the opportunity to equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in economics and related disciplines.

The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice-based business project or a research-based dissertation.

Core and elective modules:

Core modules provide a foundation of essential knowledge and understanding.

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Public Choice
  • Public Economics

You'll also study one of the following pairings:

  • Econometrics I and Econometrics II
  • Econometrics I and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

You will then choose two elective modules. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but has typically included: Behavioural Finance and Economics; Development Economics; Econometrics II; Environmental Economics and Policy; Experimental Economics and Finance; Industrial Organisation; International Economics; International Finance; Market Microstructure; Microeconometrics; Money and Banking; Natural Resource Management.

View module overviews

Dissertation/Business Project or Placement

In the third term, you will carry out an original research project. This may be an independent piece of work or, alternatively, you may decide to develop a more applied project with an appropriate organisation. Supervised by a faculty member with relevant experience, you’ll investigate in greater detail a subject that you’ve already studied as part of your programme. This is an opportunity for you to develop your business insight and present your analysis and ideas in a scholarly and professional manner.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,700.00 per year
International students
£22,000.00 per year

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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