Taught course

Policy Economics

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

As a minimum an Upper Second Class (2:1) UK Honours Degree in Economics, or alternatively in Mathematics, Physics or a similarly mathematical subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this MSc is to provide rigorous training in economics, with an emphasis on public policy analysis from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The course is particularly suitable for those interested in working in policy-related areas, either in government departments, international organisations, consultancies, or in the private sector.

In addition to providing a solid foundation in core areas of economics, the course offers units in empirical methods for policy evaluation, public sector economics, and political economy, allowing the possibility for studying issues such as education, health care provision, welfare policy, taxation, and voting systems.

You will be taught by a top-ranking Department with expertise in a wide set of areas who produce world leading research.

With an intake of only up to 10 places on this particular Economics stream, you will benefit from a strong sense of group-identity and enjoy close contact with the academic staff of the Department. The course director serves as your personal advisor up until the spring and you will then be assigned a personal dissertation supervisor.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Ronni Pavan