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Economics - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Our MSc 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 with the relevant methodological skills you need to succeed. By the end of the course you will be able to read and understand research papers and articles in academic journals, build theoretical models, and initiate empirical research and evaluate its findings.

Related Degrees:

Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics) (MSc)

Economics (Diploma)

Economics (Diploma plus MSc)

Economics (MRes leading to PhD)

Economics and International Financial Economics (MSc)

Core Modules:

  • Economic Analysis: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A or Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B (includes Introductory Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Dissertation

If you would like to view the core modules in greater detail, please visit this page.

Optional Modules:

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.

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Applications of Data Science
  • Public Policy in Developing Countries

To view the full list of optional modules available in greater detail, please visit this page.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Pre-Sessional Courses:

We run a pre-sessional short course in Mathematics and Statistics before the start of the MSc course in the autumn term.


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. You can expect to spend an average of 17 hours per week learning through independent study, which will include reading journals and books, completing problem sets and assessments, revising for exams and undertaking research.

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.

Contact Hours:

An average of 8 -10 hours of lectures and 3-5 hours of seminars per week.

Class Sizes:

Core modules are up to 200 students; optional modules vary (15-75) and seminars typically average around 15-20 students.


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 classes, Advice and Feedback hours with academic staff and personal tutor meetings.

Our graduates have gone on to work in sectors including:

  • Banking and finance
  • Governments and politics
  • Research and policy

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Economist
  • Consultant
  • Analyst
  • Project Manager and Researcher

working for world-leading organisations including:

  • Bank of England
  • KPMG
  • Bloomberg
  • J.P Morgan
  • Deloitte
  • PwC
  • European Central Bank
  • Bank of China

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) specialising mainly in economics. This means you should have achieved a good standard in undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics/economic statistics at an intermediate level. We also expect a good standard achieved in mathematics taken at undergraduate level.

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study


Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance


For scholarships available please visit the department website.

Additional Course Costs

No additional costs. Social events and trips organised by the department are free of charge.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.