M.A. On Campus

Economics with Public Policy

University of Essex

12 months
20350 GBP/year
13030 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Are you fascinated by both economic and political processes behind public policy decision-making? Do you wish to develop a critical understanding of government processes and their results? Would you like to combine your interests in economics and politics? Then the Economics with Public Policy programme at the University of Essex. 


Course description

In the Economics with Public Policy programme at the University of Essex, you’ll build an in-depth understanding of the key areas of economics and all aspects of public policy through studying topics such as: the foundations of public policy, microeconomics and econometrics methods and evaluating public policy. You’ll also have the option to explore topics in public policy related to core economics issues, such as policy surrounding financial markets.

Through studying MA Economics and Public Policy, you’ll be equipped with an indispensable skillset in critical thinking, communication and argument development and analytics, which are highly sought after by employers today.

You will work with experts from within our Department of Economics, top 5 in the UK for research with over 90% rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). In addition to our Department of Government, one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are rated top in the UK for research (REF 2014), and have consistently been the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Public Policy Evaluation
  • Public Policy
  • The Politics of Public Policy
  • Lectures in Economic and Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 Degree in any discipline with some evidence of quantitative ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13030 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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