MSc Economics

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
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 2019

Programme overview

This intensive one-year programme provides a flexible set of units designed to gain the advanced skills and perspectives of the professional economist.

The programme focuses on the core concepts in economic theory, quantitative techniques, and applied economic analysis.

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 2019/20

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£10,000
Overseas: full-time
£17,200
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£10,000

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 2019/20

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

A limited number of departmental scholarships will be awarded to applicants on the basis of academic excellence. For more information, see the School of Economics, Finance and Management web pages.

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 from a selection of optional units in the second term. In the last term, there is a dissertation component, in which you will apply appropriate skills and perspectives developed over the programme to a project devised in consultation with a supervisor. There are four available exit degrees, depending on the combination of units chosen:

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

The programme benefits from the latest research developments in the Department of Economics. Students are immersed in a creative, inspirational, and challenging environment located at the heart of the University of Bristol campus.

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 country-related equivalent qualification level in economics).

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 B
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

This programme is primarily oriented for students who want further training at postgraduate level to pursue a professional career path in industry, government, international institutions, central banking, non-profit organisations and consultancy firms.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our usual overall deadline is 1 July 2019 for entry in September 2019.

The school continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria in order to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, 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

  • Economics and Econometrics:
  • 44% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 12% of research is recognised internationally (2*)

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
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm/

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