Taught course


University of Lincoln · Lincoln International Business School

Entry requirements

This is a specialist MSc programme. Courses in this category attract entrants who have a background in the subject or a related subject area, acquired through previous study.

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Economics or a related subject with a strong quantitative element is required.

Candidates may be invited for interview to provide effective information and guidance or for non-standard entry.

Months of entry


Course content

Intended for students with a prior degree in the economics field, the MSc in Economics aims to extend an existing knowledge and skills base in economics and quantitative methods while enhancing critical and analytical skills. It is an intensive course combining advanced study and research.

The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to analyse the current dynamic environment within the context of appropriate contemporary theory and research,. With appropriate levels of sophistication, they can develop the tools and frameworks to analyse issues. Through this process, students can acquire skills that will better enable them to explore and analyse new issues as they emerge.

The course offers digitally-based transferable skills for those aiming for a career as a professional economist in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, international agencies and other similar organisations. By featuring strong research and enquiry skills, it also aims to help those wanting to progress to a PhD.

This is a one-year Master's degree featuring four theory modules and two econometrics modules. Development economics features as a core to reflect the Biennial Development conference run by LiBS. The dissertation will give students the chance to work with one of the departments experienced lecturers on a selected topic and apply your knowledge to a specific problem.

The quantitative methods provided in the econometrics modules include: instrumental variables and two stage least squares; method of moment estimation; simultaneous equations models; forecasting; qualitative and limited dependent variable techniques; and panel data modelling.

Topics in Economics include: dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models; closed economic equilibrium; competitive equilibrium dynamics; consumer theory; consumption dynamics; Investment; real-business-cycle models; game theory; and information economics.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:


If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses.


These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

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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