A 2:1 degree with honours in an Economics or related discipline from a recognised university including degrees where Economics is a "minor" subject. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required.
We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications. We will also consider applicants with First Class degrees in quantitative subjects such as Engineering, Physics and Maths.
In order to apply for the MSc Economics the majority of modules at undergraduate level should have been taken in: Economics, Mathematics.
Mathematics modules may include, for example, Algebra, Calculus, Econometrics, Statistics, Probability or Optimisation.
Learn more at the entry requirements page.
Months of entry
- Variety of optional modules so you can shape your Masters to fit your own interests
Our MSc Economics programmes are intended to deepen your knowledge and understanding of economics as an academic discipline. Our programmes are designed to be flexible so that you will get the most intellectual return, whether you studied economics as the principal focus of your undergraduate degree, or if economics were a minor part of a quantitatively-focussed degree.
The MSc Economics is the most flexible of our programmes and offers you a broad knowledge across the latest economic thinking. You will receive rigorous training in techniques of economic and econometric analysis enabling you to gain a deeper understating of contemporary economic issues and the quantitative skills to be able to analyse and make sense of the latest trends.
With a variety of modules available, you can also shape your Masters to fit your own specific interests, whether working towards a PhD, enhancing your academic knowledge or changing career.
A central objective of all of the programmes is to provide you with insight into the latest thinking in economics. You will be able to attend a series of research seminars, during which you can discuss and present current research papers. You can also participate in the departmental seminar series, which attracts leading academics from universities across the world and provides you with the opportunity to gain insight into current research in economics and econometrics.
Information for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements IELTS (Academic)
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Fees and funding
At the University of Exeter Business School, we want to ensure studying for a Masters remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future, regardless of financial background. We therefore have a range of scholarships available.
We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2019.
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available. Find out more about whether you are eligible and how you can apply by visiting our postgraduate loans scheme pages.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- The Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
- +44 (0) 1392 726679