• 14th for Economics in the Complete University Guide 2019
  • 18th for Economics in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • The FEELE Lab is a well-established laboratory for research in experimental economics

Economics studies how effective individuals, firms, markets, governments and other institutions are in combining goods and services in order to achieve desired outcomes for society.

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.

Studying economics at postgraduate level will equip you with a deeper understanding of a technical and rigorous subject in addition to a valuable set of personal skills to help you stand out from the crowd. As a result, our Masters students are highly valued by employers across the globe. Many of our graduates have gone on to work as professional economists in the public sector, including; the UK Government’s Economics Service, the Central Bank of Turkey and the Central Bank of South Korea.

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).

Economics programmes

MSc Economics Full time 1 year
MSc Economics and Econometrics Full time 1 year
MSc Behavioural Economics and Finance Full time 1 year
MSc Financial Economics Full time 1 year
MSc Money and Banking Full time 1 year
MRes Economics Full time 1 year