The MSc in Economics will provide you with a thorough understanding of the theory and techniques of modern economic and econometric analysis. The course is an excellent foundation for further research and a PhD. (The MSc in Economics is not available as a stand-alone degree and cannot be taken except as a precursor to a PhD. We do however offer a range of other postgraduate economics degrees which can be taken on their own.)
The central feature of the degree is its combination of core economic concepts and principles with the modern research methods required for their application. You will gain experience of actual economic research based on time series and social survey data, as this is an integral part of the degree.
The course will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your acquired skills by applying them to a research topic of your choice. You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The course will equip you with advanced research and communication skills, both written and oral.
This MSc is designed for students who have a strong background in economics. It is available as a one year full-time, or two years part-time campus-based course.
The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.
2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognised university and a strong background in calculus and probability theory is desired.
Please note that this Masters Degree is only available as a precursor to a PhD. It cannot be taken as a stand-alone degree.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Macroeconomic Theory 1
Mathematical Methods for Economics
Macroeconomic Theory 2
Plus your Dissertation
Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international.
The Department of Economics has a strong history of supporting students throughout their studies and beyond into their future careers. Many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education.
A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing. It can be the spring board to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.
If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level.
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