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

Development and International Economics Development and International Economics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,200 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,100 per year
  • 12 months

The Development and International Economics MA is one of a suite of masters degrees in economics at Kingston University that are focused on giving you the ability and confidence to analyse and offer solutions to real-world problems.

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L´Ingénieur - Efficacité Énergétique et Économique L´Ingénieur - Efficacité Énergétique et Économique
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Applied Economics and International Development Applied Economics and International Development
  • Sep 2016
  • 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 2016
  • EEA € 1,998 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 2016
  • 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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International Finance and Economic Development International Finance and Economic Development
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Finance and Business Economics Finance and Business Economics
  • Sep 2016
  • International £ 22,000 per year
  • 12 months

Gain expert advanced training in both finance and related areas of business economics. Examine the links between international macroeconomics and global capital markets. You will graduate equipped for careers in financial services, banking or industry.

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Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 8,100 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics combines the teaching and research expertise of eight prestigious universities. As a student you’ll be guaranteed access to world renowned Economists as you select from an unparalleled range of electives. This degree is hosted by the University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s top 20 universities.

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Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China
  • Sep 2016
  • National € 9,350 per year
  • International € 10,550 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. It has been created to meet the demand from industry and research for graduates who have in-depth knowledge of contemporary China.

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Economics and Finance Economics and Finance
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 400 per year
  • Non-EEA € 400 per year
  • 24 months

The RT of the master in Economics & Finance offers a specific program that combines advanced analysis at the research level in two specific disciplines, i.e. economics and finance. Students can make an explicit choice between those disciplines, but have to take compulsory courses and one elective course of the other one. This ensures a large background to students and facilitates cross fertilization approaches between the two disciplines.

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Economics and Business Economics and Business
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
  • Non-EEA € 13,300 per year
  • 12 months

Build strategies, make policies, grasp markets. Choose from many specialisations, and learn how best to allocate resources, organise businesses, and make recommendations based on first-rate analyses.

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Art, Law and Economy Art, Law and Economy
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 4,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 4,000 per year
  • 14 months

The Master of Arts (MA) in Art, Law and Economy aims at exploring and highlighting the functional interdependence between art, law and the economy. The programme adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and is addressed to graduates of various academic backgrounds, including law, economics, political science, history of art, philosophy, etc., who wish to specialize in the interrelation between art, law and the economy.

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