M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Economics

University of Strathclyde Business School

12 months
20650 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Applied Economics course from is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in areas such as economics, banking, energy, central and local government, charities and management. This course is delivered by Strathclyde Business School. 


Why this course?

You’ll learn all about the fundamental principles of economic analysis. You'll also gain the skills to apply insights obtained from these principles in particular context such as:

  • acquiring and analysing information
  • supporting decision-making
  • problem solving
  • policy making in private and public sector organisations
If you're already working in one of these areas, the course will enhance your effectiveness by developing skills in data analysis, decision-making, policy formation and communication.Aims & objectivesThe Applied Economics course offered by Strathclyde Business School will provide you with:
  • a good understanding of micro and macroeconomic theory
  • experience in the application of relevant economic theory to policy development and decision making in public and private sector organisations
  • an appreciation of the nature and functioning of markets, institutions and policy-making environments that condition and shape policy choices
  • a good working knowledge of statistical and econometric modelling techniques that support analysis and decision-making
  • skills in the methods and techniques of economic appraisal of projects and programmes


The MSc in Applied Economics builds on our experience over many years in delivering classes that produce highly employable graduates. The course has been designed with employers' needs in mind, with design input from those who employ our graduates.Job titles include:
  • Economists in investment banking and other bank departments
  • Central Bank economists
  • Economics statisticians
  • Officials in regulatory agencies
  • Commercial/business analysts with multinational companies and large organisations (such as health authorities)
  • Economic, investment and management consultancies
  • Economic assistants in government departments or agencies
  • Academic posts, such as research assistants/fellows and lecturers in university and research institutes
  • Managerial positions in charitable organisations

Programme Structure

Compulsory classes

  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Further Topics in Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics for the Business Environment
  • Macroeconomics for the Global Business Environment
  • Analysis of Economic Data
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Principles of Economic Appraisal
  • Economic Appraisal of Programmes & Policies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent in any subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Opportunities include:
  • MSc Applied Economics Essay Scholarship Competition
Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students
  • For a number of eligible courses, Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students can apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students a living cost loan.
English students
  • Students ordinarily resident in England may be eligible to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to cover their tuition fees and living costs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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