2019 start
MSc

Economics

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Train as a professional economist to understand and apply techniques that make a real difference in the world.
Economics students in lecture theatre

Course description

Our flagship masters course 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.

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Modules

Core modules

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

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These may include:

  • 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

Duration

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in economics.

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

Dr Mark Bryan, Department of Economics

Dr Mark Bryan

Dr Mark Bryan is an expert in labour economics, micro-econometrics and wellbeing. He has advised the UK government on issues such as the minimum wage and the impact of the recession. He is a co-investigator on a Health Foundation project on the social and economic value of health.

Mark teaches on the module Public Policy Evaluation which explores techniques to find out the direct causal effect of a given government policy, identifying the difference between what actually happened and what would have happened without the policy.

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

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Contact

economics-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3456

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