MSc Economics

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Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

This intensive one-year programme provides a flexible and attractive set of units to those interested in applied research. Exit degrees, which are based on optional units taken, provide a distinct choice of academic route - both for students who are interested in a research career and those who want further training at postgraduate level but do not intend to become academic researchers.

The School of Economics, Finance and Management has an international reputation for research excellence. Faculty members in the school regularly publish in top international journals and the school is expanding following substantial recent success in research funding applications.

Fees for 2018/19

UK/EU: full-time
£7,600 per annum
Overseas: full-time
£16,000 per annum
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£7,600 per annum

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 ESRC scholarships.

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

Programme structure

You will study four compulsory units in the first term and choose four from a selection of optional units in the second term. There are four available exit degrees, depending on the particular combination of units chosen:

  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Economics (Macroeconomics)
  • MSc Economics (Microeconomics)
  • MSc Economics (Economic Policy)

There will be a dissertation element for all of the above programmes. You will apply appropriate technical, methodological and intellectual skills that have been developed over the programme to a piece of applied research devised in consultation with a supervisor.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Economics.

Entry requirements

A first or good upper second-class honours degree in economics (or equivalent qualification).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our usual overall deadline is 1 July 2018 for entry in September 2018.

We welcome all applications that fulfil our admissions criteria. However, in order to select a balanced international student cohort, and in response to very high demand from students from China, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa 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.

Joyce

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: efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
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Bristol BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm/

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