City, University of London

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

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.

Objectives:

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.

Should you with to pursue further study, the dissertation track can also serve as a stepping stone to an Economics PhD.

Career prospects:

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.

Recent Economics Masters graduates have secure roles such as:

* Economic Analyst, BlackRock.

* Assistant Economist, Department for Transport.

* Cash Funding Analyst, Mizuho International.

* Researcher and Economist, Ipsos Mori (Policy and Evaluation).

The MSc also provides a solid academic foundation for students wishing to pursue doctoral research in economics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,920 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £15,610 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,920 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,460 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,805 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,460 European 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 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. 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.