Taught course

Applied Econometrics

Kingston University · School of Economics

Entry requirements

We expect students to have a second class degree or above, or equivalent, in economics or another area where quantitative methods or economics have been studied to an appropriate standard. Students with extensive relevant professional experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is ideal if you would like to pursue a career in which the application of econometric methods plays a major role – such as market research, evidence-based planning and policy advice, or financial modelling and forecasting – or if you would like to enter a PhD programme. It focuses on the application potential of a broad range of econometric techniques and the effective communication of empirical results, rather than the statistical theory upon which econometric methods depend.

Key features

  • Workshops will enable you to put the techniques you have learned into practice.
  • You can either use your professional circumstances as research material for your dissertation in collaboration with your employer, or you can use the dissertation to demonstrate your professional development to future employers.
  • The taught modules aim to prepare you for the job market. Alongside your academic studies, you will gain skills in problem-solving and organisation; data collation, review and synopsis; communication (oral, written and electronic); time management; computing; and co-operation and teamwork.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend a range of workshops, conferences and presentations by guest speakers.

What will you study

You will study core econometric concepts and methods alongside modules that focus on different application contexts, such as time-series analysis, microeconometrics, financial econometrics, macroeconometric modelling and business forecasting. You will also develop your computing and communication skills. You will then write a dissertation to show evidence of your knowledge, skills and abilities to undertake complex, self-managed tasks with tight deadlines.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/ for further details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions team
08448 544972/+44 (0)20 3308 9929