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Postgraduate taught

MSc Economics

UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2021
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0300 555 6060
Phone (International):
+44 (0)1392 723044

Programme Director: Dr Pradeep Kumar

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree with honours in an Economics or related discipline.

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Economics

Overview

  • For students who’ve studied economics as the principal focus of an undergraduate degree, or as a minor part of a quantitatively-focussed degree
  • Flexible so you can shape your Masters to fit your own specific interests, whether working towards a PhD, enhancing your academic knowledge or changing career
  • Receive training in economic and econometric analysis enabling you to gain a deeper understating of contemporary economic issues and the quantitative skills to be able to make sense of the latest trends
  • Participate in our seminar series, which attracts leading academics from universities across the world so you can gain insight into current research in economics and econometrics
  • Use our established FEELE Lab (Finance and Economics Experimental Laboratory at Exeter) for research in experimental economics
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Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree with honours in an Economics or related discipline from a recognised university including degrees where Economics is a "minor" subject. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications. We will also consider applicants with 2:1 degrees in quantitative subjects such as Engineering, Physics and Maths.

Prerequisites

In order to apply for the MSc Economics the majority of modules at undergraduate level should have been taken in: Economics, Mathematics.

Mathematics modules may include, for example, Algebra, Calculus, Econometrics, Statistics, Probability or Optimisation.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course content

This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.

  • During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.
  • Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.

Fees

2021/22 entry

UK fees per year:

£11,300 fullt-time

International fees per year:

£20,100 full-time

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January 2021 entry

UK/EU fees per year:

£10,900 full-time

International fees per year:

£19,400 full-time

Scholarships

Global Excellence Scholarships are available for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.

£1 million in scholarships available

We want to ensure that postgraduate study remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future. We therefore have a range of full and part-fee scholarships for postgraduate students looking to study at the Business School in 2020. Please see our scholarships page for more information.

Scholarships

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Teaching and research

Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Lectures

The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.

Seminars and tutorials

Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. As a postgraduate students in the Department of Economics you will be able to participate in the established Economics Seminar Series.

Assessment

Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June

Research-led teaching

University of Exeter Business School research has global impact, with the majority of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.*

*Research Excellence Framework 2014

Our programmes are designed to be flexible, whilst also giving you the opportunity to specialise if you wish. You will explore not only traditional economic models, but the latest application of economy theory including behavioural and experimental economics, giving you course content that is world-relevant.

Each programme draws upon the internationally rated research undertaken within the department, and the experience of our academics in developing economic policy at organisations such as the Bank of England, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Nations.

Economics research

We are a research-intensive faculty and our world-leading research is actively shaping the world around us, and we combine this with innovative teaching techniques, unique to our Business School. You can also participate in experiments contributing to this cutting-edge research through our state of the art research laboratory FEELE (Finance and Economics Experimental Laboratory at Exeter).

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

The Business School is home to the following research centres:

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The biggest highlight so far of studying at Exeter is the appreciation you get when you meet lecturers from last term that still know who you are. The support you get is fantastic and the lecturers are genuinely interested in what I am doing and how things are going.

Chiara

MSc Economics

Careers

Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

Our MSc in Economics enables you to develop the professional, research and economic skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from the start of your career.

This is also an excellent programme from which to launch an academic career by later pursuing your own PhD research topic in economics.

Careers in Economics

You may choose to apply an MSc in Economics in a variety of roles including:

  • Economist
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Statistician

According to your location and career goals, you can choose to work in public or private sector roles, from large multinational companies such as the ‘The Big Four’ Accounting and Professional Services firms, to government departments such as The Government Economic Service (GES). International organisation like the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the EU Commission or UN, together with banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, consultancies and not-for-profit organisations all seek economists with the latest technical expertise and knowledge.

By carefully selecting your optional modules such as Banking & Financial Services, Domestic & International Portfolio Management, International Trade & Regional Integration or Financial Econometrics, you can start to develop a specialisation to enhance your employability and achieve your career goals.

Graduates from this programme have secured roles in a variety of organisations including PWC (UK), Bank of Thailand, Spreadex (UK) and Agricultural Bank of China.

Further information can be found at:

Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career.

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.

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Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities

QTEM Programme*

After your first year of studies at Exeter, you can progress onto the QTEM Programme. QTEM aims to prepare students with excellent quantitative and analytical skills to support their future careers as decision makers leading the global business environment.

If you are accepted onto the QTEM Programme, you will spend an additional semester studying at one of the prestigious academic partners. This will be followed by a quantitatively focussed internship and participation in the QTEM Data Challenge which includes online data science and leadership courses as well real data analysis.

Students will be selected and nominated to QTEM by the University of Exeter Business School following a competitive internal application process. Places are limited so we recommend you register your interest before applying for your Masters.

*Open to high achieving students enrolled in the following University of Exeter Business School programmes: MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management, MSc Finance and Investment, MSc Economics, MSc Economics and Econometrics, MSc Financial Economics, and MSc Business Analytics. 

Double Degree

Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer two fantastic Double Degree options with:

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
  • Fudan University School of Economics in China**

**The opportunity to study with Fudan is specific to MSc EconomicsMSc Economics & EconometricsMSc Financial Economics and MSc Money, Banking and Finance.

For more information on QTEM and Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.

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