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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

In this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge in applied economics to become a successful, policy-oriented economist in government or international organisations, or at universities. Much of what you will study is at the forefront of the economics discipline in terms of theory, empirical methods and policy applications. You have the opportunity to go on a three-month internship at an international organisation or as a research assistant at a university.

You will be assessed via unseen written examinations, presentations and term papers. In addition, you will write a 15,000-word dissertation supervised by faculty. Your Economics will improve your ethical awareness, sensitivity and self-confidence and develop your skills in independent thought, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The basis of this module is to prepare a 15,000-word dissertation on an original topic of your choice.

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 should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above; qualification should be in economics and include intermediate-level microeconomics and macroeconomics; other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing will also be considered.