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.
- 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.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
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.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+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.