Why choose this course

Economics shapes our world, from inflation and unemployment rates, through to the implications of Brexit and the price of milk. Our MSc in Economics allows you to explore this engrossing subject and its global impact.

This course is based in one of the top schools of economics in the UK and equips you with the fundamental skills necessary to prepare you for a future career or PhD research in economics.

It also offers opportunities for you to specialise in aspects of the discipline that fulfil your interests and career aspirations.

What you will study

Our MSc Economics course comprehensively covers the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. As well as acquiring excellent technical training in these areas, you’ll also learn how to bring your analytical strengths to bear on applied issues. This course includes training in research methodology that will give you the skills you need to carry out independent research in economics and complete your dissertation.

We offer a range of elective modules which will allow you to tailor your course to meet your needs. These modules take in the full range of academic expertise and active research interests within the School of Economics.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module Title Status Semester
Research Methods Compulsory Year-long
Econometrics 1 Compulsory 1
Energy Economics and Technology Optional 1
Human Resource Economics Optional 1
International Trade Optional 1
Macroeconomics Compulsory 1
Microeconomics Compulsory 1
Advanced Macroeconomics Compulsory 2
Advanced Microeconomics Compulsory 2
Econometrics 2 Compulsory 2
Economics of International Oil and Gas Optional 2
Economics of the Firm Optional 2
Empirical Methods in Energy Economics Optional 2
Financial Econometrics Optional 2
International Finance and Developing Economies Optional 2
Theory of Finance Optional 2
Topics in Development Economics Optional 2
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

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Entry requirements

2:1 Degree in Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

Alternatively, another degree subject including 60% (UK or equivalent) in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics and: 60% (UK or equivalent) in one module from Algebra, Calculus. Maths, Probability, Quantitative Methods, Statistics

Applicants not meeting the above entry requirements who hold a 2.2 in a relevant subject may still be considered if they hold a minimum of 12 months graduate work experience in a position relevant to the programme to which they have applied.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 19, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2020
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part-time
Full-time
Price
18,000 GBP
UK/EU Students: £10,300 Overseas Students: £18,000 (full-time) | UK/EU Students: £5,200 Overseas Students: £9,000 (part-time)
Deadline
July 20, 2020
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