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 2021

Programme overview

Suitable for graduates in economics or a highly quantitative discipline, this intensive one-year programme offers advanced training in economics equipping you with the required skills for a career as an economist. The programme offers specialist pathways that allow you to specialise in Economics and Data Science, Economic Policy or Macro-economics. Each pathway consists of a combination of core and specialised units, coordinated to maximise skill and depth of knowledge in your area of interest. Recent graduate destinations include Bank of England, the Government Economic Service and the Central Bank of Thailand.

Fees for 2021/22

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£10,850
Overseas (including EU): full-time
£20,600
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£10,850

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 2021/22

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 (Data Science)
  • MSc Economics (Macroeconomics)
  • MSc Economics (Public 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 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:

Profile G

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 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.

How to apply
Application deadline:

31 July 2021 for International applicants. 19 August 2021 for UK and EU applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.

Coronavirus update

The latest advice on term start dates and teaching can be found on our prospective students information pages.

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Get in touch

Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: School of Economics

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International students

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.

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