- UCAS Code: L1T409
- Course Duration: 1 year
- Mode of study: Full Time
- Location: Durham City
- Start Date: 02/10/2018
Our MSc programmes in Economics will give you the opportunity to equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in economics and related disciplines. The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice-based business project or a research-based dissertation.
Core and elective modules
You will study:
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Environmental Economics and Policy
- Natural Resource Management
Based on your prior knowledge and experience you will be streamed to study one of the following module pairings:
- Econometrics I and Econometrics II
- Econometrics I and Microeconometrics
- Econometric Methods and Microeconometrics
- Econometric Methods and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting
You will then choose one elective module. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but in the past has included: Behavioural Finance and Economics; Econometrics II; Development Economics; Environmental Valuation; Experimental Economics and Finance; Game Theory.
Dissertation/Business Project or Placement
In the third term, you will complete a 12,000-word dissertation which may be undertaken as a consultancy project within an organisation, during a placement or with one of our international partner institutions. Supervised by a faculty member with relevant experience, you’ll investigate in greater detail a subject that you’ve already studied as part of your programme. This is an opportunity for you to develop your business insight and present your analysis and ideas in a scholarly and professional manner; combine critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of others.
The School has made a significant investment in database resources to give you access to both live and historical data from providers which include Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Datastream and Orbis. These state-of-the-art databases give you the opportunity to interrogate the financial records of millions of companies worldwide and add valuable insight to your research.
Adding to your experience
International Opportunities We’re proud of our strong international connections. Helping you get an inside perspective on global business is a key part of the programme. That’s why we offer a range of opportunities to help you immerse yourself in a country’s business and academic environment, make new contacts and stand out in a competitive job market. These include:
- Dissertation Abroad
If your ambitions lie beyond the UK, we offer a number of places on our unique Dissertation Abroad scheme. This will involve writing a dissertation at one of our international partner institutions in the period June to August. A number of scholarships are available.
- International Study Tour
We organise an optional International Study Tour to a European destination, typically Switzerland. This intensive programme takes place over several days, normally in March/April, and offers you a great opportunity to get an ‘inside perspective’ on international business, and to network with key staff within organisations.
As part of your programme, you have the opportunity to enjoy presentations by academics and practitioners within your chosen area of interest. Past speakers have included representatives of major global multinationals and leading academics, providing an ideal opportunity to gain practical knowledge and progressive insight.
Whatever your special interests, you’ll find our careers team is one of the most useful resources to support you on your way to your target career. Now more than ever, it’s the skills you’re able to demonstrate in addition to the academic abilities that will make you shine in a fiercely competitive jobs market. That’s why our facilities and services are designed to complement your course and help you develop essential professional and practical skills – from personal resilience and self-awareness to CV writing and interview techniques. We work in partnership with the University's Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre to connect you with events, organisations or individuals to help kick-start your career.
The equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree with evidence on your degree transcript of strong grades in statistical modules in your second, third or fourth year and that your programme contained a substantial Economics component.
If your first language is not English you will need to fulfil our English Language requirements (see website).
The application should be made via the online application form on our website.
- EU Student: £10,450.00 per year
- Home Student: £10,450.00 per year
- Island Student: £10,450.00 per year
- International non-EU Student: £18,500.00 per year
Note: Fees are subject to review and change in-line with inflation.