MSc Economics and Public Policy

This is a new course for 2016. This course will enhance your knowledge of economics, with emphasis on public-sector economics and policy. It will combine a strong understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, with detailed, specialist knowledge on public policy design, implementation and evaluation. It aims to give you the tools to analyse and evaluate public policy in fields such as education, health care provision, social security and taxation.

It is suitable if you want to develop your career in the public sector and research and policy-orientated job roles.  

Content and structure

The MSc Economics and Public Policy 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. Six are core modules; two are chosen from a range of approved optional 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 supervisor. To be awarded the MSc Economics & Public Policy 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

Semester 2