Candidates should have a minimum 2:2 UK Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Economics or a related subject. All students wil be required to attend an intensive Mathematics and Statistics for Economists course in the fortnight preceding the Masters programme in September. Students whose qualifications in economics are deemed to be below the standard required for admission into a Masters scheme - perhaps because their first degree was in a different subject - may be offered admission to the Graduate Diploma programme.
Months of entry
The MSc Economics and International Relations degree provides a platform for students who seek to develop their understanding of international economics and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This Masters programme is taught in collaboration with the University's School of Political, Social and International Studies, which, together with the School of Economics, promotes a strong tradition in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Students are enabled considerable flexibility in the choosing of areas for geographical specialisation which has proven to be particularly attractive to employers who want to recruit graduates with an understanding of international institutions and geopolitics, as well as the analytical skills of economics.
This is one of our Applied Training Programmes and is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate for graduates in Economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to the full research-led training Academic and Professional programme. It is also appropriate for those with a limited Economics background but with an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in the applied area. These courses should appeal to students who wish to pursue a career in the areas of finance, management, international business, international relations and the mass media.
Information for international students
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Fees and funding
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591515