Economics for the real world

With today’s businesses having to do more with less, implementing economic theory is key. This is why we put the practical application of economics at the heart of our economics degree.

By cutting away the abstract ideas and positioning economics firmly in the real world, we can help you apply advanced economics in your chosen field. Based on such secure foundations, our economics degree is ideal for students, with at least elementary numeracy, to learn the core economics techniques they need to progress their career.

As the first university in the UK to offer a master’s in applied economics online, this course gives those unable to interrupt their careers to attend campus, a unique opportunity to make their mark.

Study Details:

MSc 2 years and 3 months online

Module Details:

  • Applied microeconomics (10 credits)
  • International monetary policy and institutions (10 credits)
  • Public finance (10 credits)
  • Applied macroeconomics (10 credits)
  • Financial markets (10 credits)
  • Applied financial economics (10 credits)
  • Applied econometrics (10 credits)
  • Economics of financial institutions (10 credits)
  • Public policy analysis (10 credits)
  • Applied behavioural economics (10 credits)
  • Applied behavioural finance (10 credits)
  • Strategic decision making and games (10 credits)
  • Applied research methods (20 credits)
  • Master’s project (40 credits)

Student Destinations

For a step up the career ladder, our online economics degree is ideal, offering essential economics skills that can be applied from day one. Furthermore, our reputation for high-quality research and teaching ensures our graduates are prized by employers.

By undertaking a master’s in applied economics at the University of Bath, you unlock the door to a host of new career opportunities. Some graduates go on to fill vacancies in major banks and financial institutions, while others run public policy for the government or become consultants in the private sector.

The practical components of the course create countless opportunities to develop the essential skills employees expect. That’s one reason why our graduates have such a great employment record.


The tuition fees for our online master’s in economics are £722* per 10 credit unit (10% alumni discount). Fees can be paid in instalments corresponding with the course units. To qualify for an MSc you will require a total of 180 credits.

Entry Requirements

  • Typically you should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. We welcome applications from those with a 2:2 honours degree (or its international equivalent) in subjects with a high level of economics content
  • To apply for this course, you must have an undergraduate degree in a social science or business-related discipline such as business administration, finance, accounting, international trade, banking, financial management, public finance or politics
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree

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