The MSc Economics is a well-established specialist programme that aims to provide rigorous training in theoretical and applied economics to students with a strong technical background.
This intensive programme includes comprehensive two-semester sequences in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics that cover the essential models and tools used by research economists. Students also receive training in the relevant mathematical and statistical methods, and have the opportunity to choose from optional modules such as labour economics, financial econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, and asset pricing.
Graduates of the programme will possess a solid grounding in modern economics that will enable them to conduct, assess, and supervise both theoretical and applied research in the field.
The MSc Economics is ideal for those planning a career as a research economist in academia, the public sector, international institutions, the financial industry, economic or management consulting, think tanks, or other research centres. Students who perform well on the MSc Economics are encouraged to apply for doctoral study in the School of Economics and Finance.
Full-time students registered on the MSc Economics programme take four modules per semester, and after the second semester complete a 10,000-word dissertation. There are also pre-sessional courses in mathematics and statistics that provide a good opportunity for students to refresh their knowledge in these areas. For more detailed information, please download the programme brochure.
The MSc Economics requires one year of study full-time or two years part-time.
|Semester A ||Semester B||Post Semester B|
|Macroeconomics A ECOM001||Macroeconomics B ECOM009||10,000 word dissertation ECOM024|
|Microeconomics A ECOM002||Microeconomics B
|Econometrics A ECOM003||Econometrics C ECOM067|
|Mathematics for Economists ECOM036||Option|
- ECOM025 Financial Econometrics
- ECOM027 Labour Economics
- ECOM044 Advanced Asset Pricing and Modelling
- ECOM056 Empirical Macroeconomics
- ECOM063 Topics in Macro-Labour
A written examination is taken in late spring for each course module. Most modules also include assessed coursework. After the spring examinations you will write a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words that carries a weight equivalent to four modules.
You should have a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent, normally (though not necessarily) in economics or a related field. A good background in quantitative subjects is essential. Students are also expected to attend intensive pre-sessional classes in mathematics and statistics during September.
All candidates should include with their applications a full academic transcript (a record of courses taken and marks achieved) as well as two academic references. The deadline is in early June, though early application is recommended.
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