Industrial economics has been the source of some of the most fertile developments in economic theory in the last 30 years – with new research informing policy debates ranging from merger policy to the competitive benefits of European integration.
On this research-focused degree you will receive intensive training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as empirical and policy analysis in the study of industrial organisation. You will study with leading experts in the application of industrial organisation to competition policy.
This Master’s is ideal if you aim to work as a professional economist in government, competition authorities, business, commerce, international agencies and other similar organisations. It’s also an excellent step towards PhD study.
Degree Subject Economics (or related degree programme) Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent
Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.
Compulsory Study (180 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 180 credits:
ECONOMIC THEORY I
ECONOMIC THEORY II
ECONOMICS DISSERTATION (60 CREDITS)
EMPIRICAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION AND COMPETITION POLICY
INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION AND COMPETITION ECONOMICS
Economic advisers for government departments (eg CMA or BEIS)
Consultants in private sector
Competition economics consultancy work
International bodies (eg OECD and EC)
Academia (after PhD study)
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