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Entry requirements

We will consider all applications with 2: ii (or international equivalent) or higher in Economics. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references. All students must complete the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics module which is taught over three weeks in August/September.

Months of entry

September

Course content

How will climate change affect economic policies in the Global North and the Global South? What is the future of fiscal policy and central banking? What are the economic effects of income and wealth inequality? What drives economic and financial crises? How does shadow banking affect financial stability? What is the role of game theory in economics? What are the gendered effects of recessions?

The MSc Economics equips you with the specialist knowledge that is necessary to answer these and many other questions. The programme provides unique training in both mainstream and heterodox theories and methods. It allows you to develop quantitative and qualitative skills and to apply these to a variety of contemporary economic issues.

Why is the SOAS MSc Economics unique?
  • It provides rigorous training in both mainstream and heterodox economics.
  • It makes explicit links between economic theories and the real world, using pluralist and political economy perspectives.
  • It provides economic knowledge for specific regions, drawing on the rich regional expertise of SOAS.
  • Contemporary topics (like environmental policies and the gendered effects of monetary and fiscal policies) are incorporated in the core modules of the programme; they are not just taught in optional modules.
Career Paths

The SOAS MSc in Economics and the critical approach to economics that it provides is a gateway to various job opportunities in private companies, the government sector and international organisations. The advanced nature of the programme also serves as an excellent foundation for PhD studies.

Information for international students

For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website

Fees and funding

For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
study@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)207 898 4700