Masters in Economics

Economics is defined as "the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in human society" in the Economist's Dictionary of Economics. The objective is to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact. Simply put, economics is the study of how people choose to use resources including, but not limited to the time, the land, buildings, equipment and the knowledge. It has unique methods for analyzing and predicting individual behavior, along with the effects of institutions such as firms and governments, or clubs and religions.

Economics is divided into two main branches; microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics looks into the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual markets and agents (such as consumers and firms, buyers and sellers). For instance, how the change of the price of a good would influence a family's purchasing decisions would be of interest to microeconomics. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, examines the sum total of the decisions made by individuals in a society. Hence it looks into issues affecting an entire economy such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy. As such, how a change in interest rates would influence national savings would be an issue of interest for macroeconomics.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Carbon Finance Carbon Finance
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 19,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 19,700 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is the world's first MSc in Carbon Finance, dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment, focussed on the business opportunities and financial flows driven by society's response to climate change.

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Investment Management Investment Management
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 22,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 22,000 per year
  • 12 months

Investment management, also known as asset management or fund management, is about managing money by investing it in a variety of asset classes including equities and bonds. If you are looking to launch your career in the investment industry, the Cranfield MSc in Investment Management will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in this highly competitive sector.

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Advanced Computer Science Advanced Computer Science
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,300 per year
  • International £ 15,700 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Advanced Computer Science is intended for graduates who already have a first degree in Computer Science or a closely related subject, and who wish to extend the knowledge gained in their undergraduate study with more advanced specialised material reflecting current research at the “cutting-edge” of the discipline.

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L´Ingénieur - Efficacité Énergétique et Économique L´Ingénieur - Efficacité Énergétique et Économique
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 400 per year
  • Non-EEA € 400 per year
  • 24 months

The energy efficiency bias of this study programme makes it ideal for bachelor’s graduates in engineering wishing to acquire deeper knowledge in the thermodynamics, mathematics and modern technologies needed to assess energy-related issues.

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Banking and Risk Banking and Risk
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 13,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 21,350 per year
  • 12 months

The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world.

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In Management (MiM) In Management (MiM)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 6,250 per semester
  • Non-EEA € 6,250 per semester
  • 22 months

The ESMT Master's in Management combines fieldwork in global companies with applied coursework and research on the latest business management theories. Admitted students have a variety of backgrounds during their bachelor's studies and use the time at ESMT to gain valuable knowledge and interdisciplinary experience on how to apply their previous expertise to economic and management problems.

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Applied Economics and International Development Applied Economics and International Development
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,950 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,370 per year
  • 12 months

Our taught courses offer excellent training in core economics; the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture and the environment; and advanced skills necessary for employment as an economist at a senior level.

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Research Master in Economics Research Master in Economics
  • Aug 2015
  • EEA € 1,900 per year
  • Non-EEA € 14,000 per year
  • 24 months

CentER's Research Master's program in Economics offers two years of graduate level coursework and research training in economics. It prepares you for PhD dissertation research. The program is intergrated with CentER's three-year PhD program to comprise the five-year Graduate Program in Economics.

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Economics and Finance Economics and Finance
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,950 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,370 per year
  • 12 months

Our taught courses offer excellent training in core economics; the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture and the environment; and advanced skills necessary for employment as an economist at a senior level.

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Operations & Supply Chain Management (Online) Operations & Supply Chain Management (Online)
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 30 months

Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage large-scale construction and public complex infrastructure development projects with this fully online MSc in Project Management with a specialisation in Construction and Infrastructure. You will explore project management implications associated with the technical, organisational, financial, and governmental aspects of large projects and the changing external context. Modules include Leading and Managing Project Teams, Project Management in Construction, and Integrated Infrastructure Project Management. The University of Liverpool has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). All online MSc in Project Management programmes are covered by the University of Liverpool Management School’s AACSB Accreditation.

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Internationale Beziehungen - Europäische Studien Internationale Beziehungen - Europäische Studien
  • Feb 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 911 per semester
  • Non-EEA € 911 per semester
  • 24 months

Im Masterstudiengang „Internationale Beziehungen“ (IB) lernen die Studierenden, die Herausforderungen der heutigen Globalisierung und der europäischen Integration aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive zu analysieren und geeignete Lösungsstrategien zu entwickeln.

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International Finance and Economic Development International Finance and Economic Development
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,950 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,370 per year
  • 12 months

Our taught courses offer excellent training in core economics; the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture and the environment; and advanced skills necessary for employment as an economist at a senior level.

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