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Economics, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
The MSc Economics is for you if you want to acquire advanced skills to set you apart in your chosen career, be that as a business analyst, somebody working for global institutions such as the World Bank, the UN, the OECD or NGOs or in government departments in a range of countries. Those skills will also enable you to make a career in market or country analysis.


The course has a strong applied focus and provides you with advanced training in the core areas of economics, while also exploring other economic approaches and enabling you to specialise according to your interests. 

The course is comprised of three compulsory modules: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Econometrics; as well as a choice of elective modules in popular areas including: Alternative Economic Perspectives, International Economics, Political Economy of Development, Investment Analysis, and International Banking and Financial Markets.

A further module, Dissertation and Research Methods, supports the completion of a dissertation and is designed to give you the necessary research and project management skills to undertake both your dissertation and the kinds of economic analysis which are likely be required by a range of employers.

The course culminates in the submission of a sustained piece of independent economic research which will be supported by an academic supervisor.

Career Opportunities

We would expect successful students to enter careers in a range of international institutions in the UK and overseas, government departments in a range of countries or in a range of companies supporting business analysis. We expect some students to wish to pursue a PhD programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics 
  • Econometrics 
  • Political Economy of Development 
  • International Banking and Financial Markets
  • International Economics
  • Investment Analysis
  • Alternative Economic Perspectives 

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                • Credits
                  180 alternative credits
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

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                Academic Requirements

                You need the following GPA score:

                Required score: Lower Second Class

                Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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                General Requirements

                To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelors’ degree in Economics. At least 50% of your undergraduate degree will normally be made up of modules in Economics.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  12200 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 12200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                • EU/EEA

                  7150 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 7150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                • The part-time fee is £3,180 (Year one 80 Credits), £3,975 (Year two 100 Credits).
                • Fees may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

                Living costs for Northampton

                • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
                  Living Costs

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