Industrial Economics has been the source of some of the most fertile developments in economic theory in the last 30 years. In particular, interest in game theory and transaction cost economics grew substantially due to applications in industrial organisation. More recently, there have been important advances in empirical work to test the new theories and shed light on the behaviour of firms and industries. The new research is informing policy debates ranging from merger policy to the competitive benefits of European integration. MSc Industrial Economics is a research-training course which combines the specialist components of theoretical, empirical and policy analysis in the study of industrial organisation. Academics who teach this course include some of the leading experts in the application of industrial organisation to competition policy.
If you choose this course, you will also benefit from close collaboration with research conducted by the Centre for Competition Policy which works at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, and has senior advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trade, the UK Competition Commission and the financial and utility regulators. You will be encouraged to attend the Centre's workshops, seminars and conferences and so are able to interact with leading academics and practitioners from across Europe and the United States. Experimental and Behavioural research is having an increasing influence in Industrial Organisation and you will benefit from access to our Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science.
MSc Industrial Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics.
This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas.
You will study compulsory modules in applied econometrics, econometric theory and industrial economics. You will also have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School.
Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.
- Degree Subject: Economics
- Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent
Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
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Last updated August 1, 2016