Taught course

Economics with Data Science

University of Bristol · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent in Maths/Engineering/Data Science/Computer Science/Physics.


An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in an Economics or quantitative discipline or a related field. This must include a 2:1 in at least 3 quantitative units from the maths qualification requirements list below in the final 2 years of the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain an in-depth understanding of economics, econometrics and data science on our new interdisciplinary MSc Economics with Data Science programme.

Combining theoretical training and the teaching of practical tools, you will be taught by experts in both economics and mathematical engineering disciplines and trained on essential software tools in programming and data science, alongside robust economics content, distinctive to this programme.

You will have the opportunity to put your training into practice through industry-led projects, working closely with potential employers to apply your learning to solve real-world problems.

Whether you are looking to pursue a career as a data analyst or quantitative economist, the MSc Economics with Data Science programme will provide you will high quality training and real-world application.

This programme will help you to:

  • Gain advanced skills in both economics and computer science, skills in high demand by employers
  • Evidence hands-on practical experience and build industry connections
  • Be exposed to state-of-the-art software including the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Python to explore big data in a real-world setting
  • Develop soft skills through working in a professional environment, essential for employment in any sector.

You will have the flexibility to further enhance your skillset by selecting from a variety of optional units to tailor your studies, such as Health Economics, Empirical Industrial Organization, and Program Evaluation.

There are additional opportunities for industry exposure during your dissertation to provide further transferable skills and real-world experience.

All our teaching is research-led and having a direct impact on policy and practice. 94% of the University's research was assessed as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF, 2021).

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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