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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Study macro and microeconomics to evaluate economic policy and problems on this MSc Economics at Southampton. Gain in-depth knowledge of the concepts, tools and methods used in modern economics.

This 1 year master’s will prepare you for a career as an economist, or to continue your research studies and is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised training programme.

Learn about the economic frameworks and processes that underpin global financial systems. Discover their role in solving a range of economic problems. You can study the impact economics can have on a range of sectors from labour and industry to finance and trade.

You’ll develop the skills to:

  • understand the theoretical foundations of economic analysis
  • formulate, manipulate and draw conclusions from an economic model
  • apply economic analysis to a range of policy areas
  • test and evaluate economic models using a variety of research methodologies, data and techniques of analysis
  • present ideas, arguments and research findings effectively

You’ll look at economic theory and econometric methods across a range of topics. You’ll also gain in-depth knowledge of specific areas of economics necessary to carry out independent research. This will lead to a dissertation on a subject within an area you choose.

You’ll also have access to our Bloomberg Trading Suite which hosts 21 Bloomberg terminals giving you access to real-time data, breaking news and powerful analytics.

As a master’s student in the School of Economics you’ll be part of a friendly and cohesive group that play an active role in the department’s academic and social life.

Careers

With an MSc in Economics you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills to work as economic or econometric analysts in a variety of organisations:

  • central and local governments
  • European Union institutions
  • statistical offices
  • central banks
  • financial supervision authorities
  • international aid organisations
  • commercial banks and financial institutions

You’ll also be in an ideal position to continue your researches at PhD level.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,850per 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 Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 78

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    143 64%

    32nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    42nd

    17

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