The MSc Economics aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts, tools and methods of modern economics, together with the application of these methods to the analysis of economic problems.
The programme is designed to equip students to undertake independent research in economics and also to provide the training necessary for a career as an economist in the public and the private sector.
The MSc Economics provides advanced training in economic analysis and offers a wide range of optional subjects. It offers students the opportunity to study particular areas of economics in greater depth, from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective.
* Banking and finance
* Civil Service
* International agencies
The programme is full-time and lasts for 12 months, with nine months of taught modules between October and June of the academic year, followed by three months of supervised research for a masters dissertation.
You can expect to enjoy predominantly small-group teaching and a considerable degree of individual attention from members of staff. MSc students are strongly encouraged to attend our seminars and research workshops. Our MSc students usually form a lively and cohesive group which plays an active role in the Division's academic and social life.
Modules are assessed by examination at the end of each semester.
The final three months of the programme are spent preparing a masters dissertation, to be completed by the end of September. The topic for research is chosen with the advice and guidance of members of Economics academic staff, with supervision provided by a member of staff with related research interests.
If students decide not to complete a dissertation or fail to reach the required standard in the dissertation, they may be awarded a diploma.
* ECON6001 Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics
* ECON6021 Microeconomics
* ECON6023 Macroeconomics
* ECON6004 Quantitative Methods
In addition to the compulsory modules listed, students take two option modules from the 'optional' list below.
* ECON6003 Quantitative Economics
* ECON6025 Topics in Economic Theory
* ECON6032 Topics in Macroeconomics
* ECON6007 Labour Economics
* ECON6008 Industrial Economics
* ECON6015 Finance
* ECON6016 International Trade
* ECON6017 Economic Policy in Development
* ECON6033 Trade Integration and The Political Economy of Trade Policy
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide).
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
ESRC studentships and Faculty scholarships may be available.