University of Leeds

Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


You’ll combine current mainstream theoretical and applied techniques with a range of alternative critical perspectives, equipping you to meet the growing demand for economics that can address and resolve real-world problems in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The Economics programme is offered by University of Leeds.

You’ll gain unique insight into pressing economic issues, from the microeconomics of firms and markets to the macroeconomics of the global economy. Optional modules will also allow you to tailor your learning to your interests or career plans, from comparative economics to the economics of transport regulation, and principles of health economics to corporate finance.
Academic excellence

Our Economics department stands for a distinctive type of economics, which is realistic, interdisciplinary and policy relevant. We take an open-minded approach to economic problems, and draw on expertise from one of the major hubs of heterodox economics research in the UK.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Microeconomics 1
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Econometrics
  • Dissertation
Optional modules

Stream 1: Global Economy

  • Distributional Analysis in Economic Development
  • Economics of Globalisation
  • Global Economics Co-ordination and Governance
  • Understanding the Global Economy

Stream 2: Finance

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Business Finance

Stream 3: Comparative Economics

  • Comparative Economics

Stream 4: Regulation

  • Economics of Transport Regulation
  • Principles of Transport Economics
  • Welfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Stream 5: Health

  • Principles of Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluations for Health Technology Assessment

Stream 6: Environment

  • Introduction to Ecological and Environmental Economics
  • Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: September 2016
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) with a background in economics and quantitative subjects.

If English is not your first language you need to attain one of the following:

  • TOEFL iBT: At least 92 overall with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing.

  • IELTS test you need to achieve a score of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 16250 International
  • GBP 7000 EU/EEA


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