We offer a range of Masters Programmes, all designed to give you a competitive edge in an increasingly challenging employment market.
For a career as a professional economist working in the public or private sector, the ideal programme is the MSc Economics.
This MSc focuses on the use of advanced economics and econometrics in the understanding of economic problems. It will equip you with a range of methodological and problem solving skills and specialised knowledge. It also provides the necessary training to enable further study at the doctoral level.
The majority of the students on this programme have a first degree in economics, but other degrees with a substantial quantitative component (e.g. mathematics, science and engineering) are considered.
MSc Economics (Development)
If you have an interest in international development and questions such as ‘Why do many developing countries remain poor?’ thien the MSc Economics (Development) if for you.
It is for those wanting to specialise in the international area of economics; those considering a career in an international organisation, national government, central bank or ministry of development, as analyst or adviser.
This MSc demonstrates the application of economic theories to developing countries and provides training in analytical and quantitative techniques. You will address a range of topics central to developing countries such poverty, deprivation, aid and income inequality. It will equip you with a variety of methodological and problem solving skills and specialised knowledge relevant for economics and issues relating to international development.
MSc Economics & Finance
The MSc in Economics & Finance is designed to meet the strong demand for qualified economists in the financial sector, in careers such as investment banking and financial analysis.
It will provide you with a comprehensive foundation in economics and finance which will enable you to pursue a distinctive portfolio of elective units. These units are drawn from two of the leading departments/schools at the University: the Department of Economics and the School of Management.
It is a distinctive, internationally attractive, high-quality programme.
A first degree in economics is preferable but many applicants are graduates in other areas with strong quantitative skills such as mathematics or business.
MSc International Money & Banking
If you are interested in working as an analyst or advisor in a bank, financial institution, insurance company, central bank or ministry of finance, then the MSc International Money & Banking offers excellent preparation for your future career.
The programme focuses on the key areas of advanced economics, quantitative methods, finance and banking theory to develop your understanding of the functions and problems of the international money markets and financial institutions.
You need to have strong mathematical and quantitative skills but a first degree in economics is not essential and many applicants are graduates in relevant areas such as business or even sciences or engineering.
We also offer the MRes Economics that combines key theoretical and quantitative economics with research skills training.
This programme is ideal for students intending to undertake an MPhil or PhD.
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