The taught postgraduate courses in the School of Economics are an opportunity to take your economics further, including as a step on your path to a PhD. Our MSc courses are designed to bring you to the forefront of current economic thinking and cover a wide variety of specialisms in economics, each of which reflect the research interests and expertise of the academic staff in the school.
The school has a long history of providing postgraduate training and we offer a combination of teaching delivered by world-leading academics, a wide choice of modules, and individual one-to-one supervision for your dissertation. Each course is linked to the research of one or more of our research centres, and MSc students will have the opportunity to attend weekly seminars by visiting speakers in their chosen field.
Our courses provide excellent preparation for employment in a wide range of careers including as a professional economist, analyst, policy maker and academic, and in a wide range of professions including banking, finance, economic consultancy and the civil service. They are also suitable if you wish to retrain or upskill or if you wish to change direction and take advantage of the greater job opportunities open to economics graduates.
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For students who have a good undergraduate degree in a discipline outside economics, our GDip Economics (Conversion) offers the perfect conversion programme.
It can be tailored to suit the needs of students from a range of academic backgrounds with varying degrees of mathematical competence, so you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to undertake postgraduate studies in this field.
If you complete the course at the required level, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to progress onto any of our MSc programmes in the following year, therefore obtaining a GDip and an MSc qualification in two years.
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Download the economics postgraduate study brochure
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The Graduate School
The Graduate School supports postgraduates by facilitating best practice and offering a comprehensive programme of services including training and development opportunities, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces.
Postgraduate students can take advantage of our accommodation guarantee which guarantees you a room in self-catered University-arranged accommodation for your first year, providing you meet our criteria.
Dual degree option
The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. This is a great opportunity to study abroad at a highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany.
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