A deep understanding of economics is key to our continuing function as a global economy, helping to establish successful trade, monetary and welfare policies across our nations. This programme provides students with an advanced training in core areas of economics, while also enabling them to specialise according to their interests. They reflect the rapid expansion of the subject in recent years, and deal with topical issues.
Your employability options are vast and varied, our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities.
A 2:1 bachelor’s Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have taken at minimum: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics or Statistics, and Mathematics or a Quantitative module at bachelor’s level.
For students interested in this programme but who do not meet the academic subject requirements above, we offer a two-year Masters degree with Integrated Pre-Masters. Students with a 2:1 bachelor’s Honours degree in an unrelated subject area with some mathematical content will be eligible for consideration.
Game Theory (20 credits)
Dissertation (Economics) (60 credits)
Econometrics (20 credits)
Macroeconomics (20 credits)
Microeconomics (20 credits)
Choose 40 credits from the following:
Applied Econometrics (20 credits)
Corporate Finance (10 credits)
Development Economic Policy (10 credits)
Economics of Financial Markets (10 credits)
Environmental Economics (20 credits)
Experimental and Behavioural Economics (10 credits)
International Banking and Finance: Regulation and Supervision (10 credits)
International Trade Policy (10 credits)
International Trade Theory (20 credits)
Monetary Policy (10 credits)
Natural Resource Economics (10 credits)
Political Economy and Economic Policy (10 credits)
Risk, Uncertainty and Information (10 credits)
Topics in Development Economics (20 credits)
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
A number of methods of assessment are used in the Business School, including assignments, group work, presentation, and examinations. Help and guidance on other forms of assessment will be given in the module in which they are used.
1 July 2021 is the application deadline for international students applying through the student route who wish to study in the United Kingdom.
Selected admissions process