Offers are typically made to applicants holding an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis through their application, a reference and personal statement.
NCH welcomes applications from mature students who may have been out of education for a while who have equivalent professional experience.
Months of entry
The MA Communicating Economic Policy programme has three main strands: economic policy, which equips you with an understanding of the conceptual tools of an economist; research skills, which teaches you the skills required to handle quantitative data, offers a grounding in qualitative research skills, and prepares you to undertake the entire production process of independent research; and economic communication, which invites you to reflect on what the field of economics can achieve, what its limitations are, and how these can be communicated to non- expert audiences.
Information for international students
English language requirements
We would typically require an IELTS score of 7.0 (including 6.5 in each component). If you need a visa to study in the UK, then we can only accept the IELTS test from a UKVI approved centre and not any other English language tests due to the visa requirements set by the UK Government.
EU/EEA students who have taken higher level English as part of their secondary school examinations, or who have been educated entirely in English for a minimum of three years before application, may be exempt from these requirements. EU/EEA students studying the IB (International Baccalaureate) may be exempt provided they have achieved the following grades: English A: English Language & Literature or English Literature HL5 or SL6 OR English B: HL5 or SL6.
English language qualifications must have been obtained within two years before application to NCH.
Fees and funding
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:
- Student Finance England (for students from the UK, EU, EEA and Switzerland)
- Student Finance NI (for students from Northern Ireland)
- Student Awards Agency Scotland (for students from Scotland)
Visit Postgraduate loans for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- +44 (0)20 7637 4550