MSc Economics and Public Policy
Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences
Train to be a professional economist to understand and apply powerful economics techniques that make a real difference to the outside world.
About the course
|September 2018 start||
This course will enable you to specialise in public economics and designing and evaluating public policy.
It prepares you for a career as an economist in the public sector or in research.
Examples of optional modules
A good 2:2 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 grade 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 theme co-lead at the Work, Learning and Wellbeing evidence programme of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.
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 is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Department of Economics
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.