Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Economic Policy and Communication

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Entry requirements

The NCH Admissions Team prefers to look at you as an individual and at your potential to thrive at the College.

Offers are normally made to applicants holding an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis, and we are happy to consider applicants who have been out of education for a while, who have equivalent professional experience etc.

References and personal statements are critical for assessing your potential to flourish. Your reference, if possible, should come from an academic contact, generally someone who has advised a dissertation or with whom you’ve closely worked.

NCH welcomes applications from mature students and will individually work with you to ensure you submit the strongest application possible.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Economic Policy and Communication programme is an exciting mix of economic policy and the communication of economic knowledge. Economic arguments are central to political decision-making, and the most effective economic analysts are not only able to understand the technical detail, but can also engage in meaningful conversation about economic matters with both economists and the general public.

This master’s programme can be completed in one year (full time), or stretched over two years (part time). International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.

Information for international students

International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.

If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English in order to study at the College.

We ask for 7.0 in the IELTS, with a minimum of 6.5 in each component. English language qualifications must have been obtained within two years prior to application to NCH.

If you have studied in English at a higher level you may not be required to provide an English test.

Fees and funding

UK students
FT: £11,000 / PT: £5,500
International students

Most postgraduate students from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as EU nationals and those who have lived in the EEA or Switzerland, or those with “settled status” can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 from the Student Loan Company (SLC).

To determine if you are eligible for a Postgraduate Loan, please consult the following government agencies, according to your place of residence:

Only designated courses are eligible for SLC funding. The MA Historical Research & Public History programme at the College is designated each year by the Department for Education. We expect this process to be completed in early 2017 for students entering the College in September 2017.

Following the approval of the MA Philosophy, MA Economic Policy & Communication, and MSc Global Politics programmes, we will apply for designation of these programmes by the Department for Education. Once the programmes are designated, we will provide further information on applying for a loan to offer holders.

Visit Postgraduate loans for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

NCH Admissions
+44 (0)20 7637 4550