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MSc Academic Support

MSc Academic Support in the Department of Economics

The Department is investing substantial resource into providing the highest standards of academic support for our MSc students.

This support comes in a variety of ways, aimed at targeting different aspects of your academic studies, including support with module content, preparation for assessments and drop in opportunities.

The academic support available is listed below. Further details can be found by following the relevant links.

Learning to Learn in Economics (LtLE)

LtLE is a self-study course designed for all students in the Economics Department to allow them to familiarise with our blended learning approach and discover and engage with the tools and resources available within the Department to succeed in their learning experience.

Maths/Stats Support

A new set of maths revision materials have been created on Moodle, which you may wish to refer to for additional support:

You can drop-in to the Maths/Stats weekly sessions if you need to ask questions or get help on any aspect of Maths/Stats within your Economics modules. They are run by our Teaching Fellow, Nicholas Jackson.

See below the Maths/Stats Drop-in sessions which will be held at the following times in the Spring Term.

Mon 11.00am - 12.00noon S1.137
Thurs 13.00 - 14.00 S1.137

STATA Helpdesk

The STATA helpdesk runs in the Autumn and Spring Terms to answer your individual questions. The tutors are: Kabir Nagadia (Term 1) and Shruti Agarwal (Term 2).

This is an optional drop-in session and there is no need to book in advance.

3-10 (Autumn Term) Friday 1pm - 2pm Room: FAB5.07
18-24 (Spring Term) Thursday 5pm - 6pm Room FAB1.12

Software Support

Link to Moodle course, Introduction to STATA: Moodle: Introduction to STATA

IT Services also offer training workshops for STATA software. please see the available courses here.

Advice and Feedback Hours

Every member of academic staff, including class tutors, has at least two Advice and Feedback hours each week of term. During this time, the member of staff will be available in their office and you can meet them to discuss any aspect of your academic studies, as well as other things, e.g. personal tutoring, references.

You can find the times of the Advice and Feedback Hours here.

Library Support

Our Economics Librarian, Jackie Hanes, can be contacted via email:


The general Library email address ( may also be used, and your enquiry will be dealt with by Academic Support colleagues, or passed on to the specialist.

Library Online Courses

Research for Assignments (Simple introduction to finding academic literature)

Introduction to Referencing

Avoiding Plagiarism

Capital IQ Training

MSc Dissertations

For students taking EC959, MSc Dissertations, we run Helpdesks over the summer term and vacation where you can speak to a member of staff and gain support and advice about technical and software aspects of your dissertation. Details of the tutors and the times will be published here.

The Economist and the Financial Times

How can I access The Economist and The Financial Times?

You can access key economics newspapers, including The Economist and the Financial Times, from the library’s subject guide for economics.