Taught course (will run subject to approval)


University of Northampton · Division of Business and Economics

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelor's’ degree in Economics. At least 50% of your undergraduate degree must normally be made up of modules in Economics. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The course has a strong applied focus and provides you with advanced training in the core areas of economics, while also exploring other economic approaches and enabling you to specialise according to your interests. The course is comprised of three compulsory modules: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Econometrics; as well as a choice of elective modules in popular areas including: Alternative Economic Perspectives, International Economics, Political Economy of Development, Investment Analysis, and International Banking and Financial Markets.

A further module, Dissertation and Research Methods, supports the completion of a dissertation and is designed to give you the necessary research and project management skills to undertake both your dissertation and the kinds of economic analysis which are likely be required by a range of employers.

The course culminates in the submission of a sustained piece of independent economic research which will be supported by an academic supervisor.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part Time Year 1 £3,645 (90 Credits) / Year 2 £3,645* (90 Credits)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01604 735500