Our taught postgraduate courses 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 offers a route onto the MSc programme if you did not specialise in economics at undergraduate level, but have some background in economics or quantitative subjects.
Alternatively, the GDip also offers first degree graduates from other disciplines the opportunity to enhance their skillset and boost their career prospects, by adding an element of economics study to their CV. It can be tailored to suit the needs of students from a range of academic backgrounds with varying degrees of mathematical training.
Dual degree options
The school has dual degree options with the Universities of Konstanz and Tübingen in Germany. Under the dual degree option, students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc at Nottingham can spend a second year in Konstanz or Tübingen. This is a great opportunity to study abroad at highly-ranked universities in beautiful and historic locations in Germany.
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Having interned with PwC in Germany after graduating, Christian went on to secure a role at global professional services company Accenture. He now works as a consulting analyst in the banking industry.
Employers value a degree from Nottingham because it indicates the ability to work in international teams. [My degree also] keeps the door open for me to pursue an academic career in the future by doing a PhD.
Christian Klamer, MSc Economics
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Facilities and support
The Graduate School supports postgraduates, offering a programme of services including training and development, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces. Experience student life by exploring areas such as accommodation, student services, sport centres, libraries and more.