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Msc Economics

The MSc Economics course is a twelve-month taught course that provides rigorous training in the main theoretical and empirical aspects of economics.

The course is designed to provide a foundation for a career as a professional economist or for study towards a PhD in economics.

A strong emphasis is placed on the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. However, you also have the opportunity to choose optional modules in a wider range of areas, including financial economics, growth theory and environmental economics.

Research skills are developed throughout the course, especially during the dissertation, which you work on over the summer under the supervision of a member of staff.

A special aspect of our course is a dedicated unit in research methods, which provides extensive training in a range of software packages, including EViews, Stata and Matlab.

Course structure

  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Econometric Theory
  • Advanced Economic Theory
  • Econometric Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Research Methods in Economics and Finance

Optional units

  • International  Monetary Economics
  • Welfare, Economies & Distributive Justice
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Financial Economics
  • Growth Theory
  • Environmental Valuation & Resource Economics

The final third of the course comprises a dissertation.

English Language requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components)
  • PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • analyse economic and financial data and critically evaluate existing research
  • understand the key issues surrounding major economic debates and contribute to these
  • apply economic concepts to specific economic and social policy questions
  • formulate an original research question and write in an academic manner
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