MSc Economics and Econometrics

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2016

Programme overview

This MSc is designed to equip you with the analytical tools required of a modern economist or econometrician. You will learn how to apply these techniques to research questions and will be trained in programming computers using specialist econometric software.

Econometrics is the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to economics. In recent years econometric methods have become especially important in economic analysis, whether conducted in universities or in the private sector.

The School of Economics, Finance and Management has an internationally recognised track record in econometrics and applied research. Faculty members apply econometric methods to diverse fields such as international development, education and health economics and publish in the top international econometric journals.

Fees for 2016/17

Full time fees


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2016/17

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Applied Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Microeconometrics
  • Time Series Econometrics

Optional units

  • Either Advanced Macroeconomics
  • or Advanced Microeconomics

You will take one further optional unit. These may vary from year to year but currently include:

  • Applied Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Organisation
  • Topics in Development Economics

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of places on some units may be capped.


You will be able to determine your own research topic and employ techniques learned during the programme. The MSc is completed with a research-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words, written under the supervision of experienced research academics in the School.

Entry requirements

A first or good upper second-class honours degree in Economics, Mathematics or similar discipline (or equivalent).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.


The programme will provide you with a sound basis for your future career not only in economics, but also in a wide range of fields including: finance, business management, public service or teaching.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.


REF 2014 results

  • 44% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 12% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email:

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN


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