MSc Economics

About the course

This programme is designed to provide a balanced and rigorous training in modern economics theories and techniques at postgraduate level.

The degree concentrates on the core elements of economic theory, macroeconomics and microeconomics, econometrics and research methods.


Microeconomics A or Microeconomics B:

The microeconomics and Macroeconomics module will develop your understanding of advanced economic analysis, with more applied versions (A) or more technical/theoretically oriented versions (B)

Quantitative methods: Econometrics A or quantitative Methods: Econometrics B

Econometrics A covers fundamental econometrics research skills and Econometrics B will supplement the development of these key and fundamental professional skills by looking at more advanced topics.

Optional Modules:

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Topics in Applied Macroeconomics

Who is this programme for?

The program is for you if:

You want to be able to read and understand research papers and articles in academic journals, build theoretical models, and initiate empirical research and evaluate its findings.
You want to understand the rapidly changing, and uncertain modern world economy.

Assessment and feedback

Individual written assignments. Students are given formal written feedback on most coursework assignments submitted during the programme. The style and content of this feedback is dependent on the style of assessment.

Entry requirements


2.2 Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) specialising mainly in economics. This means that you should have achieved a good standard in undergraduate courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics/economics statics at an intermediate level.


Your dissertation is a self-directed, core module of independent research and is undertaken with the guidance of a supervisor.  



The programme is for a duration of 12 months onwards.