City, University of London

Course Introduction

The course is designed for postgraduate students wanting to follow a pure Economics Masters degree, rather than a specialised course.

The aim of this course is to develop your critical and analytical abilities in economics. By the time you graduate, you should be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of modern economic theory, at both a micro and a macro level;

Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology;

Demonstrate knowledge of econometric theory and techniques;

Critically interpret current research in a combination of fields offered, namely, financial economics, health economics, regulation and competition, and development; and

Undertake theoretical or empirical investigations in the fields of your choice, employing appropriate quantitative methods.

Course Modules

Dissertation route modules:

Core modules '

International Macroeconomics (15 credits)

Microeconomic Theory (30 credits);

Econometrics (30 credits);

Macroeconomics (15 credits);

Elective modules;

Macroeconomics (15 credits);

Financial Derivatives (15 credits);

Asset Pricing (15 credits);

Corporate Investment under Uncertainty** (15 credits) '

**cannot be chosen if Development Economics is chosen.

Literature survey route modules '

Core modules:

International Macroeconomics (15 credits);

Microeconomic Analysis (30 credits); and

Quantitative Methods (30 credits).

Elective modules:

Macroeconomics (15 credits);

Corporate Finance (15 credits); or

Welfare Economics* (15 credits) '

*available subject to timetabling feasibility.

Elective modules for both paths :

Economics of Regulation and Competition (15 credits);

Health Economics (15 credits);

Development Economics (15 credits);

History of Economic Thought (15 credits);

Economics of Microfinance (15 credits); or

Experimental Economics and Game Theory (15 credits).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £15,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,250 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You should have A-level mathematics or equivalent and a first or second class honours degree in Economics or a first or second class degree in a quantitative discipline with either some economics component or supplemented by economics-related work experience. Knowledge of basic statistics, calculus and probability theory is required. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will be considered.