Masters degrees in economics

Delve deeper into economics – and make an impact

Economics at Sheffield is about economics with impact. Take an economics MSc course with us and you'll delve deeper into the theories that have proved the most powerful in the field. You'll explore economics with a new critical energy. You'll be equipped to formulate and express ideas of your own.

And you'll be ready to go on and make an impact of your own – whether as a high-flier in the workplace, or a postgraduate researcher in economics.

Doing work that matters

Join the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield and you'll take a high-quality, research-led masters degree in a friendly and supportive environment that's leading the way in some important new areas of study.

We're fast emerging as one of the UK's top departments in applied economics and econometrics, including labour, health, education, development and international finance. And we're not content just to publish papers. Our academic staff do work that makes a difference in the world.

So as well as publishing work in world-class peer-reviewed journals, we give policy advice to influential national and international organisations. These include UK government bodies like the Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Health. They include the International Labour Organisation, the World Bank, the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), and UNESCO. 

Your exceptional career

A good research-led masters degree in economics is widely recognised as essential to a career as a professional economist – whether in government, academia, industry or the City. Our alumni have an exceptional record in the jobs market. Recent graduates now work as economists with:

  • leading financial services and consultancy firms
  • government departments in the UK and globally
  • international bodies such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

But our MSc economics degrees are designed to offer a broad base of transferable skills – including quantitative, computing and critical thinking and analysis. This means you can keep your options open and pursue other careers if you choose. These might include accounting, banking, insurance, the civil service, the media, management and marketing. 

Find the right course for you

Our masters degrees are taught by influential economists in a friendly, supportive environment. They cover a broad range of content across the field of economics – and offer preparation for an equally wide choice of careers and research.

Explore our range of MSc economics degrees and see which is right for you, or use the links on the left to find out a little more about life as a masters student in economics at Sheffield.