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Economics Master’s programmes in the heart of London - City, University of London

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Fascinated by economics and how it shapes our increasingly connected lives?

In an ever changing world, the role and influence of economics has never been more important. From the fragility of global markets, to the impact of immigration, and the organisation of healthcare systems, economics touches on all areas of modern life. 

Economics studies the drivers of change. By studying economics, not only do you gain an understanding of economic theory and ideas, but you also develop key transferable skills such as analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.


City, University of London offers a range of postgraduate courses in the field of economics, which enable you to expand your knowledge and increase career opportunities, following in the footsteps of recent graduates who are working in global corporations, governments and international organisations around the world.

Why City?

City, University of London is conveniently located a stone’s throw away from the world’s leading financial capital, the City of London and has strong links with industry. The Department’s facilities and subscriptions to services like Bloomberg, Reuters Eikon, the Financial Times and The Economist support students in their learning. There are also a range of extracurricular activities students can get involved in, as well as an Economics Society.

City offers a range of extensive careers and employability support, supporting students to explore, develop and succeed in their career goals. Graduate prospects are high, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20 showed that 90.62% of graduates who studied the Economics MSc programme progressed onto employment or further study.

Academics conduct world-leading research, which informs teaching in a broad range of topics that go beyond standard micro and macroeconomics and econometrics including financial derivatives, asset pricing, epidemiology, health economics, economics of strategy, microfinance, regulation and competition, applied econometrics and many more.

Master’s programmes

Postgraduate study has tangible benefits and real long-term value. It allows you to gain specialist knowledge of a specific subject and grow your professional network to open any number of doors.

City’s Economics master’s students can tailor their career to professional interests with specialisms in economic theory as well as behavioural, business, health and development economics.

The Economics master’s programmes at City are designed to help you move smoothly from a ‘consumer’ to ‘producer’ of economics. We have a recently modernised portfolio of Economics degrees, moving away from exams towards developing skills in the use of economic theory and quantitative techniques to solve the real world problems that you will face in your career.

City’s Economics master’s programmes also offer great flexibility to fit what suits you best. You can choose whether to write a dissertation or take two further elective modules and write a literature review on a topic of your choice.

Whatever your motivations for considering a postgraduate degree, following your course you can go forward with greater confidence.

City, University of London offers a Master’s in Economics course:

Economics MSc

Start date: September 2023

Course code: PSECON


  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Total credits: 180

Develop the key competencies in theoretical, applied and empirical economics that are required by many employers of economists. You will cover core modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, and have the chance to take modules in specialist areas including health economics, behavioural economics, experimental economics and regulation and competition.


In this Master’s in Economics course, we help you to develop new and existing skills, significantly enhance your knowledge of economics and prepare you for work as a professional economist.

By the time you graduate, your sharpened critical and analytical abilities will function alongside a full understanding of modern economic theory.

You will be confident in the application of econometric theory and techniques, and in your ability to critically analyse modern research. Our graduates typically pursue careers in economic consultancies and economic regulatory bodies.

The dissertation track is also a good pathway to an Economics PhD if you want to pursue further study.

Who is course for?

This course is ideal if you want to thoroughly immerse yourself in modern economics training, either straight after an undergraduate degree or as a mid-career professional. You have the flexibility to study full time over one year or part time over two years.

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