Department of Economics


We offer a range of Masters Programmes, all designed to give you a competitive edge in an increasingly challenging employment market.

MSc Applied Economics

The MSc Applied Economics is a suite of twelve-month taught courses that provide rigorous training in the main theoretical and empirical aspects of economics.

MSc Economics

EurosFor 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 & Finance

Director of Studies Dr Kerry Papps outlines the MSc Economics & Finance. Pepe Teoli, Xiaxi Li and Serdarguly Mamedgulyyev talk about their experience as students on the course.

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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.

MRes Economics

Student Giles Green talks about studying an MRes Programme in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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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.

Further information

View an overview of the MRes Economics, or apply online.

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Postgraduate economics brochureView the Study site, or download our postgraduate programme brochure for further information about:

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