Masters in Economics in the United Kingdom




Study Economics in the United Kingdom

If you are looking for a master’s in economics, the UK is a great option. The UK is home to many of the best universities for economics in the world, all engaged in cutting-edge economics research. A master’s degree in economics in the UK only takes 12 months to complete making it a quick and affordable option. Graduates from UK economics colleges also have excellent career prospects, while teaching here encourages individual research alongside group discussions and assignments. With both MSc Economics and MA Economics options available, improve your English and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of British Universities by applying for your Economics Masters in the UK.

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Key Information

• Academic year: September – May
• Course length: 1 year (2 years part-time)
• Type of degrees: Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Research (M.Res.), Postgraduate Certificate
• Fees: between £10,000 and £20,000/year
• Scholarships: The Chevening Scholarships, The Royal Society Grants, The Commonwealth Scholarhips, scholarships from UK universities
• Living costs: £700 – £1300 (London most expensive)
• Average starting salary: £34,472 for economists with masters (INOMICS Salary Report)


Best Universities to Study Economics UK

The University of Cambridge, Oxford, and The London School of Economics all rank in the Top 10 of the Times Higher Education World Rankings for Economics. Indeed, the United Kingdom is the only country to rank institutions in the Top 10 outside the United States. Other World Top 100 UK universities for master’s in economics include UCL, Warwick, Manchester, Edinburgh, Surrey, Leeds, Sussex and Lancaster.

Best Universities in London for Economics

A global financial centre and cultural giant, London boasts more highly rated economics schools than perhaps any other city in the world. Economics colleges in London include the London School of Economics, UCL and City, University of London. Pursuing an economics master’s in London opens the door to one of the liveliest job markets for economists after graduation and the chance to live in the political and cultural hub of the UK.




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