Taught course

Economics MSc

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Economics
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in any subject, provided the degree contains substantial levels of study of Mathematics and Statistics.

Most students will generally have an Economics or related degree. Applicants from Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences backgrounds will be considered.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

English language requirements

If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification - find out more.

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Economics and Finance are:

Months of entry

September

Course content

School of Economics and Finance (SEF):

  • 10th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • Close proximity to London’s financial districts (City of London and Canary Wharf)
  • Self-contained campus with on-site accommodation
  • State-of-the-art building
  • Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals

Economics MSc:

  • Rigorous training in theoretical and applied economics
  • Emphasis on formal maths and statistics
  • Emphasis on understanding, critically assessing and conducting formal research
  • Suitable as preparation for an MRes/PhD
  • Opportunity to apply for summer internship at Frontier Economics, one of Europe’s largest economic consultancies (subject to taking the relevant module)
  • Large number of generous scholarships for outstanding candidates

Structure

  • Optional pre-semester modules in maths and statistics
  • Six compulsory taught modules

Choose Between

  • Three elective modules
  • Dissertation (7,000 words)

OR

  • Five elective modules
  • Research Project (2,500 words)

Assessment

  • 75% Modules
  • 25% Dissertation

Teaching

  • Taught by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals
  • Teaching of each module typically consists of a two-hour lecture and one-hour seminar (for solving homework) each week
  • Lectures and seminars may be scheduled during the day or in the evening for both full-time and part-time pathways

Career Paths

  • Wide range of careers in financial sector, especially in risk management and regulation in commercial banks, investment banks, and supervisory financial institutions (e.g. central banks)
  • Our dedicated careers team offers students one-on-one appointments, support with job applications, practice interviews, information about internship opportunities, and employability events.

Fees and funding

UK students
13350
International students
21000

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations67
Dissertation33

Course contact details

Name
School of Economics
Email
pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8848