Economics and Public Policy
Department of Economics,
Faculty of Social Sciences
This course will enable you to specialise in public economics and designing and evaluating public policy both in the UK and internationally. It prepares you for a career as an economist in the public sector, policy consultancy or in research.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
Personally, attaining an MSc had been an objective of mine for a long time and Sheffield seemed like the right place to do it. The MSc Economics and Public Policy aligned perfectly with my objective: improving my statistical and econometric skills required for evaluating public policies.
2:1 undergraduate degree in economics.
We will also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with a strong background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 3456
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.