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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques: looking at the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems; familiarising you with advanced concepts and techniques used in economic analysis, and enabling you to access and evaluate current research output in academic journals and in the public and commercial domain; providing you with the ability to use methods of economic analysis and related techniques in practical and professional contexts; examining the issues behind current controversies in economics and finance; training you in quantitative skills; and requiring you to combine your theoretical and quantitative understanding in an original piece of applied work.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include economist, financial risk analyst, statistician, or management consultant. This degree can also be useful in becoming an actuary, Civil Service fast streamer, or local government officer.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This compulsory module is taught mostly through pre-sessional modules in September, and aims to ensure that you have the basic quantitative techniques for the MSc programme. In their first year, part-time students review basic mathematics in September and study static and dynamic optimisation later in the academic year. Prior to the start of the second year, they review statistical techniques. Full-time students cover all modules in one year.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need first- or second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject, or the Birkbeck Graduate Diploma in Economics. Those who hold relevant practical work experience is also taken into consideration. Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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