Taught course

Applied Economics

University of Reading · School of Politics, Economics and International Relations

Entry requirements

Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Your undergraduate degree should be in a numerate discipline, and you should have at least a basic knowledge of maths and statistics.

Months of entry


Course content

Apply theory and analysis methods to the problems and policy issues facing economists all over the world.

Led by experts from the University of Reading’s Department of Economics, this master’s degree focuses on the application of economics to contemporary problems and policy, with a multicultural and global outlook.

Designed by academics who have worked as professional economists in the UK Government Economic Service and the World Bank, this programme combines theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, based on rigorous training in core areas of the discipline.

This degree will equip you with the tools required to work in government, international organisations, or business, or as preparation for further research in economics.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)

If you need to improve your English language score, you can take a pre-sessional English course prior to entry onto your degree.Find out the English language requirements for our courses and our pre-sessional English programme

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

University of Reading