Taught course

Applied Economics MSc

Northumbria University · Newcastle Business School

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation. It is recommended that your previous studies have included quantitative elements.

Months of entry


Course content

Open to graduates of any discipline, our MSc Applied Economics will give you the opportunity to explore economic theory and apply it to real world challenges and scenarios.

Economics is at the heart of many of society’s biggest challenges. How can the world recover from the Coronavirus pandemic? How do governments decide where to spend public money? How can we reduce crime and poverty? Can the next generation expect to be worse off than previous generations?

This employability-focused Applied Economics master’s programme will help you develop the specialist skills necessary for a career in economics and related areas such as finance, as well as developing your management and employability skills.

Aimed both at those who have studied economics and want to develop their knowledge in practical application, and those who haven’t and wish to do a conversion course, the content of this course is business-relevant and informed by the very latest research in the field.

You will explore the principles and theories of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics, gaining a detailed understanding of the contemporary knowledge in these areas with a focus on the application to real world problems.

You will also have the opportunity to study finance, which will help open doors to a future career in finance-related occupations as well as in economics.

Designed to help you develop as a professional economist, you will also have the chance to acquire transferable intellectual and personal skills.

Through gaining a sophisticated understanding of economics in practice this MSc Applied Economics will give you the chance to expand your career options by combining knowledge gained in your undergraduate programme with a specialised master’s degree.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444