MSc EconomicsFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2020|
This intensive one-year programme provides a flexible set of units designed to enable you 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 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
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.
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 2020/21
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
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 (Behavioural Economics)
- MSc Economics (Data Science)
- 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.
A strong upper second-class honours degree with a final average of 65 per cent or above in economics or mathematics (or international equivalent).
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:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
This programme is primarily aimed at students who want further training at postgraduate level so that they can pursue a professional career path in industry, government, international institutions, central banking, non-profit organisations and consultancy firms.
Our usual overall deadline is 1 August 2020 for entry in September 2020.
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.
Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
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.