City, University of London

Course Introduction

This course enables you to immerse yourself in rigorous modern economics training ? either immediately after an undergraduate degree or as a mid-career professional. You can choose to study full time over the course of one year or part time over the course of two. This course will give you a solid foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, while exploring modules on finance, regulation, health economics, behavioural economics and development economics.

The Economics MSc helps you: Develop your critical and analytical abilities in economics; Understand modern economic theory, at both a micro and a macro level; analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology; develop your knowledge of econometric theory and techniques; critically interpret current research in fields such as behavioural and experimental economics, financial economics, health economics, macroeconomics, regulation and competition, and development; prepare academically for a career as a professional economist.

On completing the Masters in Economics you will have a wide range of career options. Graduates of this course enjoy numerous employment possibilities in both the public and private sectors, including consultancy and financial analysis. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,710 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,710 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £15,300 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,355 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,355 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and one of the following: An upper second class(or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or a related discipline (e.g. finance); An upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in business, management, politics, law, accounting, psychology, quantitative sociology or financial journalism; An upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, engineering, computer science or a natural science.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English will need the following qualification: IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test) OR a first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia or the USA.