- Undergraduate Degree - At the minimum a 2:1 or overseas equivalent is required. (A good performance in a higher degree such as a masters will also be accepted)
- Degree Discipline - Any degree discipline is acceptable, but students must have a good existing level of mathematics and statistics. Usually, our students come from Economics or a related field. Students from Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences are encouraged to apply.
- Work experience and professional qualifications - Weight will be given to relevant work experience and professional qualifications but neither is necessary to be accepted onto this course.
Months of entry
The MSc Economics is a specialist masters degree designed to provide you with rigorous training in theoretical and applied economics.
It is suitable for students who either intend to pursue doctoral studies or are planning a career as research economists in academia, the public sector, international institutions, economic consulting, the financial industry, think tanks, or other research centres.
Students build on their undergraduate or postgraduate training by completing three compulsory modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics both in the first and in the second term.
Students can also choose from a selection of option modules that cover a range of topics in applied economic research. Students also conduct original research to fulfil the substantial dissertation component of the degree.
This Economics masters degree will develop your economics expertise to the highest level.
Unique features of the MSc in Economics are:
- Degree provides a solid grounding in modern economics.
- Comprehensive two-semester sequences in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics that cover the essential models and tools used by research economists.
- Training in relevant mathematical and statistical methods and how to conduct, assess, and supervise both theoretical and applied research in the field.
- Possibility to continue to the MRes Economics programme upon successful completion of the MSc, which provides the option to go on to doctoral study in the School.
- A large number of generous scholarships available for academically outstanding students
- Students who take ECOM109 Competition Policy and Regulationsare eligible to apply for one of the summer internships offered by Frontier Economics, who teach this module.
Information for international students
Students whose first degree is not taught in an English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language proficiency. 6.5 IELTS overall and 6.0 in Writing or equivalent is the minimum required. Click here for further information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Economics
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