Our MSc Economics centres on advanced-level economics and econometrics, engaging with cutting-edge research within the discipline. It offers unrivalled coverage of the competing perspectives in economics including heterodox perspectives. It gives unique insight into the pressing economic issues of our times, from the microeconomics of firms and markets to the macroeconomics of the global economy. By successfully completing this programme, you have advanced qualitative and quantitative skills highly sought after by employers.
Our programme has been developed and is delivered by leading experts in the economics fields. The degree content is informed by research and continues to absorb and reflect changing theories and views.
This course is designed for students with some prior knowledge of economics, and is ESRC recognised. This means you may be able to achieve funding for the course if you have already negotiated a PhD place please see Scholarships for more information.
As a Masters student you will be able to access support from our Postgraduate Career Management Centre, which will help you develop key skills including networking and negotiating, and put you in touch with potential employers.
Former economics students have gone on to highly successful careers as government advisors, think-tank researchers and quantitative analysts. Your qualification will also be valued by large businesses and organisations.
This programme is also an excellent foundation for further postgraduate research and study.
You can select one stream depending on your interests and then 3 optional modules, which must be different to the modules in your chosen stream.
* Applied Econometrics
Stream (Select 1,2, 3 or 4)
* Stream 1: Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth and Global Economics Co-ordination & Governance
* Stream 2: Economics of Globalisation and International Economy and Comparative Economics
* Stream 3: Principles of Transport Economics and Economics of Transport Regulation
* Stream 4: Corporate Finance and International Business Finance
* Stream 5: Principles of Health Economics and Economic Evaluations for Health Technology Assessment
+ Two optional modules
* Welfare Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis
* Economics of Globalisation and International Economy
* Comparative Economics
* Corporate Finance
* Principles of Transport Economics
* Economics of Transport Regulation
* Understanding the Global Economy: Capitalist Institutions, Growth and Crises
* Global Economics Co-ordination & Governance
* Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth
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