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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to become a successful economist in government, international organisations, business or at universities.

You’ll learn to:

  • evaluate the impacts of economic shocks and policy interventions, informed by latest research and best practice
  • frame complex macro- and microeconomic problems systematically and coherently
  • communicate technical analysis clearly and coherently.

Much of the theory, empirical methods and policy applications you’ll study is at the forefront of applied economics. You’ll develop skills in statistical and econometric analysis, and have the choice of options covering a range of contemporary economic challenges.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with an organisation in the UK or abroad. There is an option to include a placement alongside the dissertation, gaining work experience to enhance your career prospects. Recent placements have included the Low Pay Commission, Standard Life Aberdeen Investments and the Institute for Employment Studies.

Accreditation

The University of Sussex Business School is accredited by EQUIS, the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. Accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking against international standards and is acknowledged worldwide.

CAREERS

By studying your Economics MSc at Sussex, you’ll develop the skills needed as a professional economist:

  • independent thought and problem-solving
  • teamwork
  • communication
  • leadership.

You’ll be well prepared for work in:

  • international organisations (for example, World Bank, OECD, IMF, IADB, ADB)
  • UK Government (for example, DfiD and HM Treasury)
  • governments abroad
  • the financial sector (for example, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank)
  • consultancies (for example, Oxford Policy Management)
  • academia (both in the UK and abroad).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    134 60%

    35th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    50th

    17

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