Who is it for?
This course enables you to immerse yourself in rigorous modern economics training – either immediately after an undergraduate degree or as a mid-career professional. You can choose to study full time over the course of one year or part-time over the course of two.
This course will give you a solid foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics while exploring modules on finance, regulation, health economics, behavioural economics and development economics.
The Economics MSc helps you:
- Develop your critical and analytical abilities in economics
- Understand modern economic theory, at both a micro and a macro level
- Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology
- Develop your knowledge of econometric theory and techniques
- Critically interpret current research in fields such as behavioural and experimental economics, financial economics, health economics, macroeconomics, regulation and competition, and development
- Prepare academically for a career as a professional economist.
Should you wish to pursue further study, the dissertation track can also serve as a stepping stone to an Economics PhD.
To apply for this course, you should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and one of the following:
- An upper-second-class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or a related discipline (e.g. finance).
- An upper second-class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Business, Management, Politics, Law, Accounting, Psychology, Quantitative Sociology or Financial Journalism.
- An upper-second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or a Natural Science.
Students with a good lower second-class undergraduate degree in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All students must also meet the English language requirement for the programme as specified.
If you are applying with an overseas degree, the following is an indication of international equivalents of an upper second class degree from a UK institution. Please note these figures are intended as a guide only and individual applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
- China: Bachelor degree (Xueshi) in a suitable subject with an overall grade of 75 – 85% (depending on the standing of the awarding institution)
- USA: Bachelor degree in a suitable subject with CGPA 3.2
- India: Bachelor degree in a suitable subject with CGPA 6.5 / overall 65% / 1st Division classification
- Turkey: Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi with a minimum CGPA 3.0 or 65%
- Italy: Diploma di Laurea in a suitable subject with a minimum score of 104.
If English is not your first language you will need the following qualification:
- IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test) OR
- A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia or the USA.
All applicants that require a Tier 4 visa must meet the minimum Home Office English Language ability requirements before City can issue the Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) that is needed to apply for a Tier 4 visa.
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