• 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

The most flexible of our programmes will provide you with rigorous training in techniques of economic and econometric analysis enabling you to gain a deeper understating of contemporary economic issues and the quantitative skills to be able to analyse and make sense of the latest trends.

12 months

MSc Economics and Econometrics

Whilst sharing core modules with the MSc Economics, you will be given a strong foundation in Econometrics topics. If you want to progress into a career involving Econometrics or Economics research this is the programme for you.

12 months

MSc Financial Technology (Fintech)

This programme is ideal for students from a variety of backgrounds who are looking to launch a career in this exciting industry. In addition to the academic knowledge you will gain, you will develop the practical skills required including coding though our unique ‘Hackathon’ module and a variety of innovative teaching methods.

 12 months

MSc Behavioural Economics and Finance 

This specialised Masters delves into individual choice, behavioural economics and experimental economics which will take you from the standard models that underpin behavioural sciences, to the current developments in the field.

12 months

MSc Financial Economics 

This programme provides an understanding of economic and financial theory, together with specialist econometric and mathematical techniques. If you are looking to work in the Civil Service, at a leading bank, or a multinational organisation, this programme is for you.

12 months

MSc Money, Banking and Finance 

This programme focuses on the application of advanced economics and finance theories to commercial money markets and banking. If you wish to pursue a career in finance and economics in the international banking sector, this programme is an ideal choice.

12 months

MRes Economics (Pathway to PhD)

This two year programme is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a PhD in economics or any other related social sciences. We will provide you with substantial training which is split into core training in year one and in year two, you will study advanced topics in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and empirical economics.

24 months