• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

You’ll combine current mainstream theoretical and applied techniques with a range of alternative critical perspectives, equipping you to meet the growing demand for economics in an era of global challenges such as climate change.

You’ll gain unique insight into pressing economic issues, from the microeconomics of firms and markets to the macroeconomics of the global economy. Optional modules will also allow you to tailor your learning to your interests or career plans, from comparative modules in global economics and behavioural economics to the economics of regulation, environmental economics or international business finance.

Career opportunities

Our Economics graduates are in great demand owing to their unique range of skills and awareness of different perspectives. You will have essential research skills required for work as a professional economist in government, business, universities and international organisations.

Graduates of the MSc Economics at University of Leeds have gone on to highly successful careers as government advisors, think-tank researchers and quantitative analysts.

Accreditation

Leeds University Business School has triple accreditation from the three leading bodies AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics 
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Econometrics 
  • Dissertation

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus
                        • More information Go to the programme website

                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:

                          92

                          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

                          Schedule TOEFL®
                        • 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.

                          StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

                        • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                          176

                          C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                          Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                        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).

                        A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) with a background in economics. A strong grounding in quantitative subjects with high grades in these subjects is essential.

                        Documents and information you’ll need:

                        • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
                        • Two academic references
                        • A personal statement
                        • An up-to-date CV
                        • Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language
                        • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

                        Living costs for Leeds

                        • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
                          Living Costs

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

                        Funding

                        • Leeds University Business School awards a generous range of scholarships for Masters level study.
                        • Scholarships are available for the most talented candidates. We consider all eligible applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and excellent personal and professional skills.

                        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.

                        The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                        Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.