Our MSc in Economics will appeal to you if you have a strong background in the subject and wish to gain advanced and rigorous training in modern economics, as preparation for a career as a professional economist or analyst. You will receive advanced teaching in the core areas of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory, econometrics and research methods, and you’ll also be able to choose from a wide portfolio of optional modules.
An 8,000 word dissertation provides an opportunity to explore your own interests across these fields of study. You will be automatically enrolled on a pre-sessional Mathematics and Statistics programme to equip you in advance with the methodological skills you’ll need to succeed. By the end of the course you will be able to read and understand research papers and articles in academic journals, to build theoretical models, to initiate empirical research and to evaluate its findings.
- Economic Analysis: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (44 CATS)
- Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A (50 CATS) or Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B (50 CATS)
- Dissertation (36 CATS)
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Teaching is mainly carried out through lectures and seminars, with an average of 8-10 hours of lectures and 3-5 hours of seminars per week. Your dissertation work will normally be individually supervised on a one-to-one basis and we have an effective personal tutor system providing individual support.
We encourage one-to-one interaction with our world-leading academics and offer great flexibility in the optional modules that allow you to specialise or diversify your studies.
For MSc students, assessment is through formal examinations, coursework and an individually supervised research dissertation. Feedback is a vital part of the assessment process, as it helps you to reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding and enhance your performance. Feedback is provided in a variety of ways, including: grades and comments on marked work, solutions to problem sets, verbal feedback from tutors and peers in seminars, office hours with academic staff and personal tutor meetings.
Our postgraduates regularly progress to senior careers working in finance and banking, government public policy settings, in private sector businesses as specialist economists, in consultancy or in further academic research.
Full-time: 1 year
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language requirements
Department of study
Location of study
University of Warwick
Home/EU: £22,970 per year
Overseas: £22,970 per year
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