- Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time
- Start date: September 2019
- Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)
Gain the skills and knowledge in applied economics to Gain the skills and knowledge in applied economics to become a successful, policy-oriented economist in government or international organisations, or at universities.
Much of what you’ll study is at the forefront of the economics discipline in terms of theory, empirical methods and policy applications.
You have the opportunity to go on a three-month internship at an international organisation or as a research assistant at a university.
Why choose this course?
- Top 50 in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018).
- 86% of our Economics and Econometrics research was rated as outstanding or very considerable in terms of reach and significance (REF 2014).
- Get ready for career opportunities in government, finance and academia.
Pathway to doctoral study
This Masters is recognised by the ESRC-funded South East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership as a pathway to doctoral study.
Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.
For details about the part-time course, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How will I study?
You’ll be assessed via unseen written examinations, presentations and term papers. In addition, you’ll write a 15,000-word dissertation supervised by faculty.
This MSc has an internship variant. This allows you to take a three-month internship break for an approved purpose such as a placement in an international organization or a research assistant post in a university.
The registration period for the MSc is then lengthened by three months. If you're interested in the MSc with an internship, you should apply for the standard MSc as described here and may be transferred to the MSc with an internship after starting the standard MSc.
These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.
If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t undertake your placement/internship in the USA. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid
How much does it cost?
- UK/EU students: £11,450 per year
- Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £11,450 per year
- International students: £20,750 per year
Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.
Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex
How can I fund my course?
Postgraduate Masters loans
You can borrow up to £10,609 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2018. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.
Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
By studying your Economics MSc at Sussex, you'll develop qualities needed as an economist in unpredictable professional services. This MSc will improve your ethical awareness, sensitivity and self-confidence and develop your skills in independent thought, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership.
Our graduates have a good track record of success in obtaining positions at prestigious institutions. For example, graduates have secured jobs in:
- international organisations (for example, World Bank, OECD, IMF, IADB, ADB)
- UK Government (for example, DfiD and HM Treasury)
- governments abroad
- the financial sector (for example, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank)
- consultancies (for example, Oxford Policy Management)
- academia (both UK and abroad).
100% of students from the Department of Economics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent University of Sussex Business School graduates have gone on to jobs including:
- economist, HMRC
- assistant professor of economics, University of Foggia, Italy
- economic researcher, Office for National Statistics.
(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers of Higher Education 2017 survey)