MSc Economics

Posted on: 
Apr 18, 2017
Start Date: 
Sep 1, 2017
Duration of the Program: 
12 months
Application Deadline: 
Jun 30, 2017

MSc Economics

Posted on: 
Apr 18, 2017
Start Date: 
Sep 1, 2017
Duration of the Program: 
12 months
Application Deadline: 
Jun 30, 2017

Program Details

Master's Programs
Title after Completion of Studies: 
Master in Economics
Study Options: 

Regular Fee: 

International Student Fee : 


Tuition fees for the academic year 2017/2018 are £10,950 for home and EU students and £17,000 for international students. Scholarships available!

Funding Options Available: 
Queen Mary University London offers scholarships of up to £10,000 against tuition fees for academically outstanding students of the program
Mile End Road
United Kingdom

The MSc Economics is a specialist masters degree designed to provide you with rigorous training in theoretical and applied economics. It is suitable for students who either intend to pursue doctoral studies or are planning a career as research economists in academia, the public sector, international institutions, economic consulting, the financial industry, think tanks, or other research centres.

Students build on their undergraduate or postgraduate training by completing three compulsory modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics both in the first and in the second term. Students can also choose from a selection of option modules that cover a range of topics in applied economic research. Students also conduct original research to fulfil the substantial dissertation component of the degree.

Overview of Courses: 

The MSc Economics requires one year of full-time study.

In Semester 1, MSc students register for the following compulsory modules:

  • ECOM001 Macroeconomics A
  • ECOM002 Microeconomics A
  • ECOM003 Econometrics A

In addition, students will also choose one of the two optional modules below:

  • ECOM014 Time Series Analysis
  • ECOM101 Behavioural Economics

In Semester 2, students must choose a total of four courses from the list below.

At least two out of the following three courses:

  • ECOM009 Macroeconomics B
  • ECOM010 Microeconomics B
  • ECOM032 Econometrics B

At least one out the following two courses:

  • ECOM114 Applied econometrics  (micro) 
  • ECOM108 Applied econometrics  (macro and finance) 

And finally at most one option out of the following set:

  • ECOM028 Labour Economics and Public Policy
  • ECOM081 Development Economics

During the Summer students complete a 60-credit dissertation (approximately 10,000 words) under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The dissertation is submitted at the beginning of September of the year following entry to the programme.

In total students earn 60 credits from the courses in the first term, 60 credits from the courses in the second term and 60 credits from the dissertation.

More information about the program

Application Requirements:

  • Personal data/curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of records
  • Reference letters
  • Completed application form

For more information about application documents, please click here

Language Requirements: 
English language proficiency - 6.5 IELTS or equivalent is required.

Class Size: 
30 - 40 students

Average % of International Students: 
around 70%

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