Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
GBP 10,170 / per year **
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Earliest start date
* international students: 1 July 2023 | home students: 31 August 2023
** international students: £22,950 | home students: £10,170
Specialised courses in economic theory and econometrics will give you a sophisticated understanding of policy issues as you prepare for your career in the industry. Our programme will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills.
A deep understanding of economics is key to our continuing function as a global economy, helping to establish successful trade, monetary and welfare policies across our nations. This programme will provide you with advanced training in core areas of economics, while also enabling you to specialise according to your interests. The programme reflects the rapid expansion of the subject in recent years and deals with topical issues.
Your employability options are vast and varied, our strong links with the industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities.
- Triple Crown accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS
- #4 most targeted university of top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2022)
Unless indicated otherwise the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2023.
The following modules must be taken. Each is worth 20 credits except for the dissertation which is worth 60 credits:
- Game Theory
- Dissertation (Economics)
You will choose 40 credits from the following modules:
- Applied Econometrics, 20 credits
- Development Economic Policy, 10 credits
- Economics of Financial Markets, 10 credits
- Environmental Economics, 20 credits
- Experimental and Behavioural Economics, 10 credits
- International Banking and Finance: Regulation and Supervision, 10 credits
- International Trade Policy, 10 credits
- Monetary Policy, 10 credits
- Natural Resource Economics, 10 credits
- Risk, Uncertainty and Information, 10 credits
Please note: The modules listed here for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
Scholarships and Funding
At Birmingham Business School we offer a wide variety of scholarships for our new MSc students in 2023.
These awards are available to both the UK and international applicants and range in value from partial to full tuition fee support, as well as awards of up to £10,000 for our alumni.
We pride ourselves on our graduates high levels of employability. We will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you a competitive edge when it is time to start job hunting. The University of Birmingham has ranked in the top 5 Universities Targeted by the Largest Number of Top Employers in the UK for the past 5 years, according to the Highfliers.co.uk Graduate Market reports (2017-2022).
Many employers visit the Business School to run seminars for our students. In fact, companies such as IBM, HSBC, and Deloitte are just a few of the organisations that see these sessions as an opportunity to look for suitable candidates for internship programmes and graduate training schemes.
Top jobs in economics include:
- Assistant Economist
- M&A Associate
- Risk & Regulatory Analyst
- Investment Analyst
- Wealth Management Analyst
- Treasury Analyst
- Senior Policy Adviser
- Audit Graduate Trainee
- Data Analytics & Modernisation Analyst
Excellent career prospects
Our students have gone on to work for a wide range of employers such as Duff & Phelps, Accenture, Kantar, BDO, HSBC, S&P Global, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and Deloitte.