MSc
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Economics and Public Policy

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

With a focus on public economics and designing and evaluating public policy, our MSc prepares you for a career as an economist in the public sector, policy consultancy or in research.
Economics students in lecture theatre

Course description

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. 

Modules

Explore core and optional modules

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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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.

Duration

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

Student profile

MSc Economics and Public Policy postgraduate Mwanda Phiri at computer with colleague

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.

Mwanda Phiri
MSc Economics and Public Policy

Entry requirements

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.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Apply

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

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.

Explore this course:

    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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