Taught course

Economics (with study in Europe)

University of Bradford · Bradford Centre for International Development

Entry requirements

A typical application would include a good Honours degree or equivalent with substantive economics content, or a recognised pre-Master qualification with substantive economics content. However the University welcomes applications from all potential students regardless of their previous academic experience; offers are made following detailed consideration of each individual application.

Months of entry


Course content

Our European MSc in Economics will provide you with training in advanced economics and its applications. Students will study at the University of Bradford and at one of our European partner universities.

By combining taught modules in the UK and at one of our leading European partner institutions drawn from across the EU (e.g. France, Italy, the Netherlands). You will gain important additional skills of studying and living in another European member state as well as access to a wide range of modules. This will give you a broader experience of economics and will provide an excellent foundation for a career in a European or international company or organisation.

Taught course content includes advanced micro and macroeconomics and econometrics, together with a range of applied economics modules from one of our partner institutions in the EU (tuition in English).

Following your taught modules you will complete a dissertation on a topic you have chosen in agreement with your supervisor within economics, either at Bradford or by distance learning.

In addition to developing your subject knowledge, the European MSc in Economics is designed to offer you a range of transferable skills, useful in a range of careers and situations beyond university. At the University of Bradford, we emphasise the applied aspects of study to understand the world around us, with a focus on the impact of economic forces and the role of policy in shaping change.

Through our small group teaching in seminars and workshops, you will have the opportunity to experience hands-on computing, personal research and essay/report writing, case studies, data analysis, group work, individual projects and presentations. These are skills that are in high demand from employers. Your additional experiences in Europe will add to this marking you out as a highly employable individual.

Our European MSc in Economics by giving you a broader experience will provide an excellent foundation for a career in a European or international company or organisation. The main fields that our graduates have entered include careers in: accountancy, banking, insurance companies, management consultancy, marketing and sales. Others take public posts in teaching, local government or the Civil Service.

Macroeconomics Theory and Policy [core, sem1, 20 credits]
Microeconomics Theory and Policy [core, sem1, 20 credits]
Econometrics and Research Methods [core, sem1, 20 credits]
Dissertation in European Economics [core, sem3, 60 credits]

Plus 60 credits of core and optional modules from one of our European partner institutions in semester 2.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

For information on Scholarships please see General Programme details.


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions
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