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MSc Economics

Dedicated teaching in advanced core areas

Our highly-regarded MSc in Economics course provides dedicated teaching in the advanced core areas of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory, econometrics and research methods and also gives you the opportunity to choose from an interesting portfolio of optional modules.

At the end of your programme you will be able to read and understand research papers and articles in academic journals, to build simple theoretical models, to initiate your own empirical research and to evaluate its findings.

Next course start date:
21st September 2020

Code Duration Mode of study Award
L1P6 12 months Full time Master of Science

Core Modules

One optional core module in Economic Analysis:

  • Economic Analysis AA
  • Economic Analysis AB
  • Economic Analysis BA
  • Economic Analysis BB

Each of the modules will develop your understanding of advanced microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, with more applied/policy orientated versions (A) and more technical/theoretically orientated versions (B).

One optional core module in Quantitative Methods:

  • Econometrics A
  • Econometrics B

Econometrics A covers fundamental econometrics research skills and Econometrics B will supplement the development of these key and fundamental professional skills by looking at more advanced topics.


Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Applications of Data Science
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Public Policy in Developing Countries
  • Topics in Applied Macroeconomics
  • Topics in Global Finance

Students need to have previously completed undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics/economic statistics at an intermediate level. The MSc Economics is a quantitative degree and students will need to be competent in several areas of mathematics. All student attend a short pre-sessional mathematics and statistics course before the term starts. As a guide, we expect students opting for B versions of Macroeconomics or Microeconomics to have obtained the equivalent of a First class mark (70%) in their undergraduate studies, though we will consider a request to take a B variant even if that prerequisite is not met.

Typical careers paths

Professional economist positions in government or the private sector. Graduates may also go on to careers in banking, finance, business and public policy as consultants or analysts, or academic research.

Entry requirements

First or upper-second class honours degree or equivalent in economics or a closely-related subject.

If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.5 is required. Further details are given on our entry specifications page.

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home/EU students: £24,120

Overseas students: £25,330

The fees quotes above is for guidance only, the University reserves the right to amend its fees.

Find out how to apply for MSc Economics

Contact us

If you have any queries in relation to this course, or any other queries about postgraduate Economics study at Warwick, please do get in touch:

Tel: +44 (0)24 765 23027

Email: economics dot pgoffice at warwick dot ac dot uk

The Postgraduate Office
Department of Economics
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL