Taught course

Economics MSc

Lancaster University · Economics

Entry requirements

A 2:1 UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Economics or in a related subject with at least 50% of modules in economics.

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters programme in Economics is intellectually demanding and stimulating, designed to give those who aspire to a high-flying analytical career in Economics the tools they will need to succeed. You will be immersed in a diverse student group from various backgrounds, all with a strong knowledge of Economics and the ambition to pursue a career in this area. Throughout your studies, you will quickly develop rigorous training in theory and methods that will help you develop very marketable skills to launch yourself successfully into the job market.

Your teaching will be delivered by experts at the forefront of their disciplines, who have contributed to the Department's outstanding international research reputation in the areas of game theory, industrial organisation, econometrics, applied microeconomics, empirical macroeconomics, labour economics, and the economics of education. Our graduates often secure successful positions in consulting companies, research centres, government departments, international agencies, or in the financial sector. The programme is also excellent preparation for a PhD programme.

Information for international students

Details of entry requirements for international students can be found here: Grade Equivalencies

Proof of english language is required from non-native english speakers. We require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any element, or an approved equivalent.

If your score is below our requirements, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional english language programmes.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 592938