Taught course

Economics

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Economics
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a similarly mathematical subject.

Applicants with a lower Second Class Honours degree (2.2), or overseas equivalent, will be considered on an individual basis.

Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area may be considered. For applicants whose first language is not English, the language requirements are either IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 250 (in the computer-based test, which is equivalent to 600 under the previous system).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Economics degree course is designed to equip you with the tools of a modern economist. It will help prepare you for your chosen career path, whether in the private and financial services sectors or in government or if you wish to continue your studies doing a PhD. Through your studies you will gain a strong grounding in core areas of economics and have the flexibility to tailor your degree to areas you are particularly interested in, such as political economy, financial econometrics or decision theory and behaviour.

Studying in the Department of Economics within the School of Law and Social Sciences at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research Economics departments. Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will have close contact with the academic staff teaching on the course and you will receive individual support from the course director.

Our facilities include access to Bloomberg terminals, which are used by financial traders and investment banks globally. These give you access to live financial and economic data, portfolio construction and optimisation tools, information and analytics to support your studies. We are also equipped with state-of-the-art software packages such Stata, Matlab and Python.

A two-week pre-sessional course is available to bring you up to speed with your quantitative skills.

On graduation you will have the ability to solve theoretical and applied problems in economic policy, critically evaluate current research, develop simplified frameworks for studying the real world and be able to appreciate what would be an appropriate level of abstraction for a range of economic issues.

  • Excellent career prospects with economics graduates having an impressive employment record and starting salaries amongst the highest in the country
  • Be part of a relatively small cohort enabling you to receive individual support from the course director and other academic staff
  • Use our in-house economics experiments laboratory to carry out research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Economics Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mscecon_admissions@royalholloway.ac.uk