Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17500
    Tuition (Year)
    9500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #251 ,
Based in one of the top Economics schools in the UK, this programme equips you with the fundamental skills necessary for using economics in your future career or PhD research.It also offers opportunities for you to specialise in aspects of the discipline that fulfil your interests and career aspirations.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Masters in Economics comprehensively covers the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Our graduates are not only well-trained technically in these areas, but are capable of bringing their analytical strengths to bear on applied issues.

The programme includes training in research methodology which provides you with the skills needed to undertake independent research in economics and complete your dissertation.

The range of elective modules allows you to tailor your education. These modules encapsulate the broad range of academic expertise and active research interests within the School.

The primary aims of the programme are to:

  • Enable and encourage students to develop their capacity for learning and communication within an open, scholarly, environment
  • Develop an appreciation of economics, both as an intellectual discipline and as an important contributor to an understanding of the world in ways which are of practical significance
  • Prepare students for a range of careers and other activities in which independent thought and analysis, as well as effective communication, can contribute to an improvement in social and economic welfare
  • Enable better performing students completing an MSc programme to progress either to further postgraduate research or to a career as a professional economist
  • Provide an opportunity for students to apply and demonstrate a range of skills, including the capacity for independent study, through the completion of an MSc dissertation

Global opportunities

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

Accreditation

All MSc programmes and research degrees enjoy ‘1+3’, ‘3’ and CASE ESRC recognition (full-time and part-time).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics 1
  • Econometrics 2
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Research Methods and Dissertation
  • Economics of the Firm
  • Energy Economics and Technology
  • International Trade Theory
  • Human Resource Economics
  • International Finance and Developing Economies
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Economics of International Oil and Gas
  • Theory of Finance
  • Applied Policy Analysis
  • Advanced Topics in Health Economics
  • Empirical Methods in Energy Economics
  • Energy Regulation and Policy
  • Topics in Development Economics

                                      Detailed Programme Facts

                                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                                      • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
                                        • Intensity Flexible
                                        • Duration part-time 24 months
                                      • Languages
                                        • English
                                      • Delivery mode
                                        On Campus
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                                      English Language Requirements

                                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                      • Minimum required score: 6.5

                                        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                      • Minimum required score: 92

                                        The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                                      Academic Requirements

                                      Entry Requirements
                                      • Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a good UK 2.2) in economics or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without a Bachelors degree in economics should normally hold a 2:1 or equivalent qualification.
                                      • Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or who have had a wide involvement in the field of their desired specialisation will be considered, as may graduates in engineering, mathematics and science.
                                      • Scanned copies of signed/stamped qualifications 
                                      • Evidence of English language level 
                                      • A copy of your passport 
                                      • A personal statement 
                                      • A research proposal 
                                      • Contact details of two referees 

                                                Tuition Fee Per Year

                                                • GBP 17500 International
                                                • GBP 9500 EU/EEA

                                                Part-time:

                                                • UK/EU fees: £4,800
                                                • Overseas fees: £8,800

                                                Funding

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