Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in economics, including intermediate level microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc provides you with the skills and knowledge in applied economics to become a successful, policy-oriented economist in government, international organisations or at universities.

Much of your study is at the forefront of an academic or professional discipline and you understand how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research. You develop qualities needed for employment as an economist, such as sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative in complex and unpredictable professional environments.

ESRC recognition

This MSc is recognised by the ESRC under its 1+3 scheme.


This MSc has an internship variant. This allows you to take a three-month internship break for an approved purpose such as a placement in an international organisation or a research assistant post in a university.

The registration period for the MSc is then lengthened by three months. If you are interested in the MSc with an internship, you should apply for the standard MSc as described here and may be transferred to the MSc with an internship after starting the standard MSc.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2017 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules list. Modules may be subject to change.

The course comprises eight modules Analytical Methods • Econometrics (two terms) • Economic Analysis (two terms) • Research Methods, and one option per term – and a dissertation. You can choose options from the MSc in Development Economics and the MSc in International Economics, as well as other modules, the availability of which may vary from year to year.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/business-management-and-economics/economics-msc

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 872717