Masters | Postgraduate Course - Applied Economics MSc Course Details within Strathclyde Business School

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UK/EU: £9,500 full-time, £4,750 part-time. International: £17,000 full-time, £8,500 part-time
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Applied Economics MSc

Study Details

MSc: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

You’ll learn all about the fundamental principles of economic analysis. You'll also gain the skills to apply insights obtained from these principles in particular context such as:

  • acquiring and analysing information
  • supporting decision-making
  • problem solving
  • policy making in private and public sector organisations

The course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in areas such as economics, banking, energy, central and local government, charities and management.

Module details

There’s two semesters of core and elective modules, followed by a dissertation.

Core modules

  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Further Topics in Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics for the Business Environment
  • Macroeconomics for the Global Business Environment
  • Analysis of Economic Data
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Principles of Economic Appraisal
  • Economic Appraisal of Programmes & Policies

Elective modules

You must choose four modules from the list below. You can substitute two modules for classes offered elsewhere in the Business School. You'll choose from:

  • Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • International Trade & Policy
  • Games of Strategy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Energy Economics

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree, or overseas equivalent.

Student Destinations

Economists have excellent employment prospects and are amongst the most sought after postgraduates. Some examples of the kinds of work our graduates do is provided in the following list.

Job titles include:

Economists in investment banking and other bank departments
Central Bank economists
Economics statisticians
Officials in regulatory agencies
Commercial/business analysts with multinational companies and large organisations (such as health authorities)
Economic, investment and management consultancies
Economic assistants in government departments or agencies
Academic posts, such as research assistants/fellows and lecturers in university and research institutes
Managerial positions in charitable organisations
Managerial and chartered accountants
Analysts and Financial Advisers
Energy Analysts and Economists
Health managers and economists
Business and Corporate Management
Economists and other officials in Environmental Protection Agencies and NGOs
Local government and Development Agency officials