M.Sc. Economics

University of Bristol | Bristol, United Kingdom
The MSc is an intensive one-year programme providing you with the body of knowledge and skills that are expected of a professional economist, either one who is going on to do independent research for a PhD or one who is going to work as an economist.

Description of Economics


The School of Economics, Finance and Management has an international reputation for research excellence. Faculty members in the School regularly publish in top international journals and the School is expanding following substantial recent success in research funding applications.

The MSc is an intensive one-year programme providing you with the body of knowledge and skills that are expected of a professional economist, either one who is going on to do independent research for a PhD or one who is going to work as an economist.

The programme will provide you with a sound basis for your future career not only in economics, but also in a wide range of fields including: finance, business management, public service or teaching.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Full-time: UK/EU £5,800; overseas £14,100

Not specified
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Core units

  • Applied Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Optional units

You can take:

  • either Microeconometrics
  • or Time Series Econometrics


  • either Advanced Macroeconometrics
  • or Advanced Microeconomics

and two further optional units. These may vary from year to year but currently include:

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconometrics
  • Applied Public Policy Analysis
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Organisations
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Topics in Development Economics

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note; the number of available places on some units may be capped.


Over the summer you will complete a research based dissertation of up to 15,000 words, individually supervised by a member of staff from the School.

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Economics

An upper second-class honours degree in Economics (or equivalent qualification).

Work Experience for Economics

No work experience is required.

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University of Bristol, United Kingdom

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