Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a good understanding of core economics and quantitative methods.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • Designed to equip you with the fundamental tools needed to assess a range of theoretical, empirical or policy-related economic issues
  • Takes you from micro-principles of economic behaviour to macro-outcomes of national and global importance in a systematic way
  • Specialise by choosing from a range of optional modules, such as in international business, the economics of development, the economics of financial markets, advanced macroeconomics and finance and the economics of public policy

Economics at Reading

Established more than 45 years ago, the Department of Economics built its reputation as a world-leading centre for teaching and research in international business.

Our academic staff include world experts in the various fields of economics, with research expertise spanning areas such as econometrics, macroeconomics, business economics, banking and finance, development economics, emerging markets, and spatial and housing economics. We rank 16th in the UK for research overall within Business and Management Studies in the Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

We offer a leading range of postgraduate programmes reflecting the changing global economic environment. Our strong focus on applied research means that we emphasise the policy implications of our research findings.

We also encourage you to look beyond the headlines and understand the forces shaping our world today. You will graduate with knowledge of recent developments in the global economy and how these are linked with changes at the national and international level.

We are proud of our friendly and inclusive international community.

Information for international students

Applicants require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,360 p/a
International students
EU £7,360 p/a Non EU £15,650 p/a

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Global Recruitment Team
Email
student.recruitment@reading.ac.uk