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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Pave the way for a career as a professional economist or for doctoral study, with a thorough grounding in all the core areas of economics.

Our MSc Economics is a taught master’s degree that offers rigorous training in the main strands of economics:

  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • econometrics

The course gives you the broad knowledge needed to work as a professional economist or undertake doctoral study.

Alongside the core topics, you will have the chance to delve into areas like financial economics, growth theory and environmental economics.

Developing practical skills to take with you into your career is a fundamental aspect of the course. We will enhance your research abilities throughout the course; particularly during the dissertation you work on over the summer under the supervision of one of our experienced lecturers.

You can choose to conduct your dissertation on an economic area that interests you most, or that is most useful in your career. It’s a chance to apply your newly acquired knowledge to a specific problem or debate.

Our students have previously explored topics as wide-ranging as the effectiveness of tax credit policies to how financial transaction taxes can be used to regulate financial markets.

We also offer a dedicated unit in research methods, which will allow you to practice using specialist software packages to analyse data, including EViews, Stata and Matlab.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • analyse economic and financial data and critically evaluate existing research
  • understand the key issues surrounding major economic debates and contribute to these
  • apply economic concepts to specific economic and social policy questions
  • formulate an original research question and write at an academic level

We limit student numbers on this course to ensure a collegiate atmosphere and a high degree of interaction between students and lecturers.

Graduate prospects

This course is designed to give you the knowledge and level of skills required to secure work as a professional economist in government, research units or commercial enterprises. It is also suited to if you're wishing to undertake doctoral study.

Recent graduates have progressed to jobs around the world, including:

  • Economic Advisor, Department for Education (UK)
  • Chief Analyst, Enterprise Lithuania
  • Principal Case Officer,Competition and Markets Authority (UK)
  • Senior Tax Consultant, KPMG (Kazakhstan)
  • Investment Manager, private equity company (Czech Republic)
  • Director, Regional Sector Research, Emirates NBD Global Markets and Treasury Department (United Arab Emirates)

Others have chosen to stay in academia.

Modules

The aim of this unit is: To provide students with generic skills necessary to undertake advanced level research; To enable students to locate appropriate literature for a dissertation; To develop skills in obtaining and organising suitable data; To develop the ability to identify and critically reflect upon appropriate analytical techniques; To develop the ability to use Stata to conduct economic research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,700

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

23,000

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in either economics or an appropriate quantitative subject such as engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, consistently ranking among the top 10 in the country, with an international reputation for excellence. The university upholds an extremely high standard of teaching and is a world-leading research centre, employing an innovative approach to education which aims to foster enterprise and leadership. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of...more