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Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Economics programme offered by University of Greenwich can be tailored to two specialist fields: International Economics or Business and Financial Economics.


The Economics programme offered by University of Greenwich combines solid training in theory and method with stimulating exposure to economics and financial data sources.

The academics focus on real-world economic issues and draw from a plurality of economic theories and take an interdisciplinary approach to ensure they prepare you to think critically, respond to policy changes and contribute to the global economy. 

The courses weave a three-way linkage between alternative theories of economics and finance, data analysis, and application of theory and method to policy and strategy issues in the world of economics, business and finance.

The Master's degree has a number of distinctive features to enable you to combine theory and real world examples to develop evidence-based answers to economic and business problems. 

The aims of this degree are:

  • Equip you with a sound knowledge of international economics, financial economics and business economics, improving your analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Enable you to tackle problems creatively by helping you to think outside conventional boundaries
  • Develop skills to seek deeper meaning of a theory or finding in a pluralistic fashion comparing theories and their policy implications
  • Equip you with methods to analyse economic issues relevant to the real world
  • Enable you to respond to the increasing demand for economics graduates by developing your skills and competence in economics.


You can expect to find employment in:

  • National and international business organisations;
  • National and international institutions, including central banks, central and local government departments
  • Financial market institutions and organisations including banks;
  • Policy-making institutions, seeking economists with a sound applied economics background;
  • Civil society organisations, NGOs with interest in economic policy and business issues;
  • Research institutes and think-tanks
  • Economics and business media


The University has developed strong relations with companies in London's financial centres, including in the City and Canary Wharf as well as think-tanks, civil society organisations and research centres both in the UK and abroad such as New Economics Foundation Hans Boeckler Foundation, or Foundation of European Progressive Studies.

This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities in a perfect location to develop your career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Finance and Investment
  • International Financial Markets
  • Economics of International Development 
  • Economics of European Integration
  • Micro-Finance In International Development 

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity

                You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                • Full-time duration 12 months
                • Average part-time duration 24 months
                • Intensity Flexible
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              You need the following IELTS score:

              • Minimum required score:


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              Academic Requirements

              • You should have an undergraduate degree in economics, industrial organisation, financial management or public policy at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute. 
              • Graduates in business studies, mathematics/IT, social sciences, and engineering may also apply if economics or quantitative methods constitute a component of their studies.
              • If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                14500 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                9250 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 9250 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.
              UK/EU Part time fees per 30 credits: £1,540

              Living costs for London

              • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                Living Costs

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


              There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

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