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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

Economics MSc

  • Rigorous training in theoretical and applied economics
  • Emphasis on formal maths and statistics
  • Emphasis on understanding, critically assessing and conducting formal research
  • Suitable as preparation for an MRes or PhD
  • Opportunity to apply for a summer internship at Frontier Economics, one of Europe’s largest economic consultancies (subject to taking the relevant module)
  • Large number of generous scholarships for outstanding candidates
  • Compare with other MSc courses in SEF


  • State-of-the-art building
  • Virtual trading room with Reuters and Bloomberg trading terminals, Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation (TWS), and FXCM FX Trading Station

Career paths

Graduates have gone on to a wide range of economics careers, especially as research economist in the public sector, international institutions, economic consulting, financial industry, think tanks and other research centres.

Top students often continue their studies within our school onto a MRes or PhD.

Our dedicated careers team offers students one-on-one appointments, support with job applications, practice interviews, information about internship opportunities and employability events.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Microeconomic Theory provides the basic conceptual tools of economic analysis. In Microeconomics A, we will cover the standard economic models of individual decision making, models of consumer behaviour and producer behaviour under perfect competition, the Arrow­Debreu general equilibrium model and the two fundamental welfare theorems. At the end of the course students should be able: to analyse decision making with and without uncertainty, derive individual and market demand curves and explain the concept of market equilibrium and its welfare properties.
Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in any subject, provided the degree contains substantial levels of study of Mathematics and Statistics. Most students will generally have an Economics or related degree. Applicants from Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences backgrounds will be considered.