Entry requirements

Typically a 1st or 2:1 Honours degree (or its international equivalent) in a social science or business-related discipline (such as business administration, finance, accounting, international trade, banking, financial management, public finance or politics).

You should be able to demonstrate basic quantitative skills acquired through modules such as quantitative methods, mathematics and statistics.

A 2:2 Honours degree (or its international equivalent) in subjects with a high economic content may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

A strong personal statement (typically 500-1,000 words) that provides evidence of:

  • how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course;
  • your reasons for wanting to study on the course at University of Bath;
  • how your studies may fit with your subsequent professional/academic intentions.

Applied Economics, Applied Economics with Banking & Financial Markets, Applied Economics with Public Policy, Applied Economics with Environmental Policy, Applied Economics with Behavioural Science

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Applied Economics is a suite of twelve-month taught courses that provide rigorous training in the main theoretical and empirical aspects of economics.

You can tailor this course to your needs by selecting one of the four specialist pathways:

  • Banking & Financial Markets
  • Public Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Behavioural Science

These courses provide you with advanced training in the analysis of problems in applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and strategic decision-making. You will develop your knowledge of quantitative methods beyond an undergraduate level that will provide mathematical, statistical and econometric skills to enable you to carry out quantitative analyses of applied economics problems.

During the first semester, students on all course pathways are provided with advanced training in the analysis of problems in applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and strategic decision-making. You will develop your knowledge of quantitative methods beyond an undergraduate level that will provide mathematical, statistical and econometric skills to enable you to carry out quantitative analyses of applied economics problems. During the second semester, you will have the opportunity to focus on topics relevant to your chosen pathway.

You will improve your research skills throughout the course, especially during the dissertation, which you work on over the summer under the supervision of a member of staff. The research training will enable you to progress to doctoral work or undertake research in a commercial context.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • engage with applied economics literature at a postgraduate level
  • design and undertake independent research projects
  • quantitatively analyse and interpret data to draw appropriate conclusions from research

MSc Applied Economics

Core units

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Strategic Decision Making & Games
  • Applied Research Methods

Optional units (choose five units)

  • Applied Financial Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Economics of Financial Institutions
  • International Monetary Policy & Institutions
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Economics of Politics
  • Public Finance
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental & Resource Economics
  • Applied Behavioural Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Applied Behavioural Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics

MSc Applied Economics with Banking & Financial Markets

Core units

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Strategic Decision Making & Games
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Applied Financial Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Economics of Financial Institutions

Optional units (choose two units)

  • International Monetary Policy & Institutions
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Economics of Politics
  • Public Finance
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental & Resource Economics
  • Applied Behavioural Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Applied Behavioural Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics

MSc Applied Economics with Public Policy

Core units

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Strategic Decision Making & Games
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Economics of Politics
  • Public Finance

Optional units (choose two units)

  • Applied Financial Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Economics of Financial Institutions
  • International Monetary Policy & Institutions
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental & Resource Economics
  • Applied Behavioural Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Applied Behavioural Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics

MSc Applied Economics with Environmental Policy

Core units

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Strategic Decision Making & Games
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental & Resource Economics

Optional units (choose two units)

  • Applied Financial Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Economics of Financial Institutions
  • International Monetary Policy & Institutions
  • Economics of Politics
  • Public Finance
  • Applied Behavioural Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Applied Behavioural Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics

MSc Applied Economics with Behavioural Science

Core units

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Strategic Decision Making & Games
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Experimental Economics
  • Applied Behavioural Economics
  • Applied Behavioural Finance

Optional units (choose two units)

  • Applied Financial Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Economics of Financial Institutions
  • International Monetary Policy & Institutions
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Economics of Politics
  • Public Finance
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental & Resource Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics

The final third of all the courses comprises a dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
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For information on fees please visit our website: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences taught postgraduate tuition fees 2017/18

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Officer
Email
economics-pgt-admissions@bath.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1225 38 3144