School of Economics

Postgraduate Taught Courses

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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 our research interests and expertise.

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.

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Postgraduate taught courses

Six of our MSc courses are designed to provide research training in economics:

Economics MSc

Our MSc Economics focuses on current economic thinking, providing the technical tools for understanding and developing microeconomic and macroeconomic models.

Behavioural Economics MSc

Our Behavioural Economics MSc investigates the human and social issues influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors.

Development Economics MSc

Our Development Economics MSc explores the theories, issues and evidence in economics analysis, as applied to developing countries.

Economics and Data Science MSc

On this course, you will learn about the data science methods used widely in economic analysis, such as Lasso, random forests and supervised learning.

Economics and Econometrics MSc

This course provides you with a solid foundation in current econometric theory, and the expertise to apply that theory to the analysis of economic data.

International Economics MSc

Our International Economics MSc studies economic interactions between countries, focused on international trade and finance.


Two of our MSc courses are designed to provide advanced training for the analysis of economic policy:

Financial Economics MSc

Our Financial Economics MSc provides you with the core skills and techniques needed to understand the economics of financial markets.

Economic Development and Policy Analysis MSc

This course explores current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy as applied to developing countries.

MSc information video

Hear from the MSc Director in the School of Economics about what it is like to study a masters degree in economics at the University of Nottingham.


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.

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Academic and English language support

We offer pre-sessional English language courses to improve your language level to meet the entry requirements for your degree. There is continued support while you study with us, with courses, consultations and drop-ins available.

English language support


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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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