MSc Economics

Our flagship Masters course, the MSc in Economics advances your analytical skills and allows you to specialise in your chosen area of economics or finance.

The degree prepares you for a career as an economist in commerce, academia or government. It also offers a solid grounding for students looking to continue exploring economics through a research degree.

The programme emphasises the development of all the skills required by modern economists. The core modules of MSc Economics provide the advanced skills in economic analysis and quantitative techniques. The optional modules, meanwhile, offer flexibility, allowing you to tailor the degree to your own needs and interests. 

Content and structure

The MSc Economics is one year full time or two years part time. Plus the dissertation module.

You'll need to take and pass eight taught modules over two semesters, four in each. These are examined at the end of each semester. Four are core modules; the other four are chosen from option modules.

After you've completed the second semester's taught modules, there is a 10-week period to write your dissertation. We'll support you through dissertation workshops and input from your supervisory team. To be awarded the MSc in Economics you will have to pass the examinations and complete the dissertation to the required standard.

See below for details of the core and optional modules across the two semesters.


Semester 1

Option modules

One from:

ECN6570 Modern Theory of Banking and Finance

ECN6580 Health Economics

ECN6105 Modern Finance






Semester 2

Core modules

At least one from (the other may be taken as an option module):

ECN601 Applied Microeconometrics

ECN602 Applied Macroeconometrics