School of Economics

Postgraduate Taught Courses

Postgraduate Taught Courses

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 in economics.

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 at key stages of your career or if you wish to change direction and take advantage of the greater job opportunities open to economics graduates.

The School of Economics has a long history of providing MSc Economics 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.

Our MSc courses are designed to bring you to the forefront of current economic thinking and reflect the research specialisms here at Nottingham. The school attracts the very best students from the UK and abroad and has a vibrant postgraduate community.

All of these factors combine to provide a stimulating environment for learning and research, without losing the friendly and informal atmosphere for which the School of Economics is renowned.

Postgraduate economics taught courses

Our postgraduate taught courses cover a wide variety of specialisms in economics, each of which reflect the research interests and expertise of the academic staff in the school. 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 MSc courses are suitable for students who have completed, or are expecting to complete, a good undergraduate degree in economics. If you have not specialised in economics before, our GDip Economics (Conversion) offers you the opportunity to cover the fundamental principles of the subject. 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. All our MSc courses provide advanced and rigorous training in modern economics.

Our courses

Conversion programme

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 they 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 the MSc programmes listed above in the following year, therefore obtaining a GDip and an MSc qualification in two years.

Visit the postgraduate prospectus to apply

School of Economics postgraduate brochure

Download the economics postgraduate study brochure

You can also download the brochure in Mandarin

The Graduate School

The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world-class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers.


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 MSc 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 travel abroad and study at a highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany.

Find out more



School of Economics

Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5559