MSc Economics

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Program Description

MSc Economics

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

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. Specialised courses in economic theory and econometrics will give you a sophisticated understanding of policy issues as you prepare for your career in the industry. Studying on one of the Department’s MSc programmes will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills.

You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions and, depending on which degree programme you are studying, you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to your programme and take options in other areas that interest you.

Reflecting our strengths in both theoretical and applied policy areas, this MSc will give you a clear understanding of the economics in emerging and developing countries. You will be supported by academic experts in areas such as econometrics, development theory and policy and experimental economics.

Why study this course

Studying on one of the Department’s MSc programmes will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills. You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions and, depending on which degree programme you are studying on, you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to your programme and take options in other areas that interest you.

Another aim within the Department of Economics is to provide students with the necessary skills to succeed when they leave Birmingham. To this end, we believe that students and staff work together to ensure students receive the best intellectual training possible and that they develop personal skills which are transferable to the job market. This means that you, as a postgraduate student, have to take responsibility for your education and degree, just as we, as staff, have an obligation to do our best to provide you with the best education we can. It is this teamwork which guarantees that you will enjoy your time here and gain the most from it. Reading and using this handbook is the first step towards ensuring a successful partnership between you and the staff of the Department.

At the end of your year studying with us, you will be equipped with the skills you will need to embark on a career in economics or finance, or to enter another profession, requiring the valuable transferable skills and insights obtained from an economics-related Masters degree. We also hope that some of you will want to stay in the department to study for a research degree.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or 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 a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 31, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
9,000 GBP
full time, home students. £17,730 for overseas students.
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Locations
United Kingdom - Birmingham, England
Start date : Aug. 2019
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Aug. 2019
United Kingdom - Birmingham, England
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