Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This 2 year taught Masters provides an opportunity to study a portfolio of courses in the 1st year, designed to bring students up to the entry standard for the Master's degree; ideal if you have graduated from disciplines other than Economics, or if you have some background in Economics and wish to deepen your understanding of the discipline. Subject to performance pre'requisites, at the end of the 1st year attendees will progress to the 1'year MSc in Economics, or on to other related MSc programmes of their choice. The course aims to provide a rigorous training in the analysis of economics, including quantitative techniques and research methods. On completion of this degree students will be equipped with the tools of the professional economist and ready for their chosen career path, whether in government, the private and financial services sectors or further research in Economics. With an intake of only 10 places students benefit from a strong sense of group identity and enjoy close contact with the academic staff of the Department. The course director serves as a personal advisor up until the spring of the 2nd year, where attendees will then be assigned a personal dissertation supervisor.

Course Modules

1st year: Microeconomics; macroeconomics; quantitative methods. Elective course units: Labour economics, industrial economics, financial economics, game theory, development economics, economic history, public economics, economics of life. Year 2: Microeconomic theory (games); macroeconomics; econometrics; microeconomic theory (markets); research methods and dissertation. Elective course units: political economy; financial econometrics; public economics; decision theory and behaviour; microeconometrics; evaluation economics.

Course Additional Entry

UK upper 2nd class Honours degree (2.1) or overseas equivalent in non'Economics related subjects. Applicants with a good 2nd Class Honours degree (2.2), or overseas equivalent, will be considered on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other subscores.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,535  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,400  Academic year. First year home fees