Economics MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 29/11/2018

The MSc Economics is for you if you want to acquire advanced skills to set you apart in your chosen career, be that as a business analyst, somebody working for global institutions such as the World Bank, the UN, the OECD or NGOs or in government departments in a range of countries. Those skills will also enable you to make a career in market or country analysis.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Part-time flexible study available.
  • Students have the ability to persue a PhD programme.
  • International scholarships available.

Additional

Information

Making an application

If you’re looking for further information about the Economics MSc, come along to our next Open Day or contact our enquiries team who will be happy to help answer any questions study@northampton.ac.uk

Course Details

The course has a strong applied focus and provides you with advanced training in the core areas of economics, while also exploring other economic approaches and enabling you to specialise according to your interests. The course is comprised of three compulsory modules: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Econometrics; as well as a choice of elective modules in popular areas including: Alternative Economic Perspectives, International Economics, Political Economy of Development, Investment Analysis, and International Banking and Financial Markets.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

We would expect successful students to enter careers in a range of international institutions in the UK and overseas, government departments in a range of countries or in a range of companies supporting business analysis. We expect some students to wish to pursue a PhD programme.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelors’ degree in Economics. At least 50% of your undergraduate degree will normally be made up of modules in Economics.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Advanced Microeconomics (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM010
    Core Module Y
  • Advanced Macroeconomics (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM011
    Core Module Y
  • Econometrics (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM012
    Core Module Y
  • Political Economy of Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM014
    Core Module N
  • International Banking and Financial Markets (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM026
    Core Module N
  • International Economics (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM013
    Core Module N
  • Investment Analysis (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM014
    Core Module N
  • Alternative Economic Perspectives (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM015
    Core Module N
  • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
    Module code: ECNM016
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

This programme equips students who wish to become professional economists with the technical and analytical skills prized by the profession, it also enables students to adopt a broader and critical view of the subject and to appreciate the limitations of modelling and current economic methodology.

Graduates from this programme, aware of both the strengths and weaknesses of economics as a subject, will thus be better prepared to become the rounded and versatile thinkers sought by employers and in their careers as practicing economists, whether in government, industry, consultancy or academia, will be able to promote economics as a dynamic and self-critical discipline which is genuinely seeking to discover innovative and better ways of understanding the world.

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Postgraduate Loan

Get funding to study

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,300
Part Time: £3,240 in Year One (80 credits) and £4,050 in Year 2 (100 credits)

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,150
Part Time: £3,180 in Year One (80 credits) and £3,975 in Year 2 (100 credits)

 

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 29/11/2018

  • The MSc Economics is for you if you want to acquire advanced skills to set you apart in your chosen career, be that as a business analyst, somebody working for global institutions such as the World Bank, the UN, the OECD or NGOs or in government departments in a range of countries. Those skills will also enable you to make a career in market or country analysis.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Part-time flexible study available.
    • Students have the ability to persue a PhD programme.
    • International scholarships available.
  • The course has a strong applied focus and provides you with advanced training in the core areas of economics, while also exploring other economic approaches and enabling you to specialise according to your interests. The course is comprised of three compulsory modules: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Econometrics; as well as a choice of elective modules in popular areas including: Alternative Economic Perspectives, International Economics, Political Economy of Development, Investment Analysis, and International Banking and Financial Markets.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Making an application

    If you’re looking for further information about the Economics MSc, come along to our next Open Day or contact our enquiries team who will be happy to help answer any questions study@northampton.ac.uk

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      We would expect successful students to enter careers in a range of international institutions in the UK and overseas, government departments in a range of countries or in a range of companies supporting business analysis. We expect some students to wish to pursue a PhD programme.

  • To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelors’ degree in Economics. At least 50% of your undergraduate degree will normally be made up of modules in Economics.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Advanced Microeconomics (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM010
      Core Module Y
    • Advanced Macroeconomics (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM011
      Core Module Y
    • Econometrics (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM012
      Core Module Y
    • Political Economy of Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM014
      Core Module N
    • International Banking and Financial Markets (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM026
      Core Module N
    • International Economics (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM013
      Core Module N
    • Investment Analysis (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM014
      Core Module N
    • Alternative Economic Perspectives (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM015
      Core Module N
    • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
      Module code: ECNM016
      Core Module Y
    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • Get funding to study

      If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

      Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,300
    Part Time: £3,240 in Year One (80 credits) and £4,050 in Year 2 (100 credits)

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,150
    Part Time: £3,180 in Year One (80 credits) and £3,975 in Year 2 (100 credits)

     

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour