MSc Economics

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Train to be a professional economist to understand and apply powerful economics techniques that make a real difference to the outside world.

Working as an economist means many of the technical skills learnt during my course could be transferred across to my work; for example microeconometric techniques and evaluating the effectiveness of policies. It felt really pleasing that my studies were having an impact.

Richard Mosley, MSc Economics

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

This course prepares you for an exceptional career as an economist in commerce, academia or government.

It's also ideal preparation for a PhD. You'll develop advanced analytical skills and specialise in an area of your choice.

There are computer practicals, lectures, seminars, surgeries and workshops. You're assessed on essays, project work and exams. The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.

Postgraduate economics student

Core modules

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Applied Macroeconometrics

Optional modules

  • International Money and Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Trade
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation
  • Modern Theory of Banking and Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Modern Finance
  • Development Finance
  • Asset Pricing

Teaching

  • Computer practicals
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Surgeries
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework (including essays and project work)
  • Exam

The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time
September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Our flagship Masters course, the MSc Economics is flexible allowing you to choose modules in economics or finance whilst also giving you core analytical skills. This course prepares you for a career as an economist in finance, consultancy, the public sector or in research.

Postgraduate economics student

Core modules

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Applied Macroeconometrics

Examples of optional modules

  • Modern Theory of Banking and Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Modern Finance
  • Development Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • International Money and Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Trade
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

A good 2:1 undergraduate degree in economics usually with mathematics and statistics components. We’ll also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with strong economics, finance (not accounting finance), mathematics and/or statistics components.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Apply now

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Mrs Louise Harte
T: +44 (0)114 222 3456
E: l.harte@sheffield.ac.uk

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.