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MSc

Economics

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our flagship masters course prepares you for a career as an economist in finance, consultancy, the public sector or in research.
Economics students in lecture theatre

Course description

MSc Economics, 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

Descriptions for core modules

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. Examples include:

  • Health Economics
  • Development Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Public Economics
  • International Money and Finance
  • Monetary Economics

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Duration

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

Entry requirements

2:1 undergraduate 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 score 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.