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Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #82 (QS) ,
The MSc Economics course at the University of Nottingham provides the technical tools required for understanding and developing microeconomic and macroeconomic models, whilst building a comprehensive knowledge of econometric techniques.

About

It exposes you to contemporary economic thinking and maximises the range of specialist economics topics that are available for study.

At the end of the MSc Economics course from the University of Nottingham, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in economics. Your theoretical knowledge is supported with hands-on training in the use, presentation and interpretation of economic data, which includes exploring various advanced econometric software packages.

The range of optional modules on offer allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests, while our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.

Content for this course is provided by the world-leading work of our research centres, including those in behavioural economics, international economics, time series econometrics, political economy and development economics.

Careers

An economics MSc provides a logical and rigorous perspective on human behaviour which is valued by a wide-range of employers around the world, in banking, business, consulting, government and academia.

This course is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue research at PhD level, providing an excellent stepping stone into a research career.

Nottingham economics postgraduates are spread around the globe, working in academia, government and the private sector. Our courses provide specialist skills in theoretical and empirical economics, which are sought-after by employers.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Econometric Theory
  • Economic Data Analysis
  • Economic Research Methodology
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • MSc Dissertation: Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Home/EU students 

    You are advised to apply as soon as possible as places are limited and courses may become full.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a discipline with significant economics content.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16965 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16965 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9630 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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