The aim of this traditional taught Masters is to provide you with rigorous training in the analysis of economics, including quantitative techniques and research methods. This is provided by a core of course units in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, taught by a top-ranking Department of Economics with expertise in a wide set of areas.
With an intake of 30-35 places you will benefit from a strong sense of group-identity and enjoy close contact with the academic staff of the department. The course director serves as your personal advisor up until the spring and you will then be assigned a personal dissertation supervisor.
The Department of Economics at Royal Holloway University of London is unique in being a young department in an established and prestigious College of the University of London. Since 1995, we have quickly developed a strong reputation as a centre of economic research and teaching.The MSc Economics is an excellent preparation for further academic studies or for careers in the public, private and financial services sectors.
90% of graduates from Royal Holloway, University of London’s Department of Economics were in full time employment or further study within six months of graduation.
Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different economics-related areas, including working in the Public Sector (Government Economics Service), journalism, business analysis. careers as Economists, Journalists and Business Analysts. Our graduates are currently working for firms such as Accenture, TNS, Bloomberg, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse, Pricewaterhouse Cooper and Baker and Mackenzie. This course also equips you with the subject knowledge and a solid foundation for continued PhD studies.
Your careers ambitions are supported by our Careers Officer, Dr.Melanie Luhrmann as well as the College Careers Service, located right next door to the economics department. They offer application and interview coaching, career strategy discussions, and the opportunity to network with major employers on campus. Our careers service is provided by the Careers Group, the main provider of graduate recruitment services in London. Thus, you will have additional access to a wealth of presentations and networking opportunities.
You will study six core course units, including a mathematics refresher course and a dissertation, as well as choosing two elective course units.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or overseas equivalent in Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a similarly mathematical subject. Applicants with a good Second Class Honours degree (2.2), or overseas equivalent, will be considered on an individual basis
Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area.
IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other subscores. For equivalencies, please see here |
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We also directly support 100 postgraduate students through a variety of scholarships, bursaries and assistantships. Our sources of funding page gives you a full list and eligibility criteria for these awards, which vary in the level of funding provided. Some cover both tuition fees and living expenses in full: others make a contribution towards a portion of the cost of study. In some cases, a combination of funding is possible, for example if a Departmental Assistantship is held with a Research Scholarship.
As well as our awards, a wide range of funding is open to postgraduate students from different sources. Competition for these awards is intense and there are often strict deadlines. Our Directors of Graduate Studies in each department will offer guidance on how to make an application.We also provide financial advice and support to ensure your time here is as stress-free as possible when it comes to money.
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