Masters | Postgraduate Course - Economics and Econometrics MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £10,700 full-time International: £19,050 full-time
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Economics and Econometrics MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

Our MSc Economics programmes are intended to deepen your knowledge and understanding of economics as an academic discipline. Our programmes are designed to be flexible so that you will get the most intellectual return, whether you studied economics as the principal focus of your undergraduate degree, or if economics were a minor part of a quantitatively-focussed degree.

If you want to progress into a career involving Econometrics or Economics research this is the programme for you. Whilst sharing core modules with the MSc Economics, you will be given a strong foundation in Econometrics topics as you will be taught at a more advanced level on these modules.

In addition to core modules you have a wide range of options to choose from to specialise your degree further and tailor it towards your chosen field, be that investment banking, policy-making or further study.

Module details

 Compulsory modules

  • BEEM100 Macroeconomics 15
  • BEEM101 Microeconomics 15
  • BEEM102 Quantitative Research Techniques 1 15
  • BEEM103 Optimization Techniques for Economists 15
  • BEEM112 Quantitative Research Techniques 2 15
  • BEEM115 Research Design and Dissertation 60
  • BEEM113 Advanced Econometrics 15

Optional modules
You will choose two options totalling 30 credits from a regularly updated selection. Recent modules are shown below:

  • BEAM029 Topics in Financial Economics 15
  • BEAM033 Banking and Financial Services 15
  • BEAM036 Domestic and International Portfolio Management 15
  • BEEM108 International Trade and Regional Integration 15
  • BEEM125 Experimental and Behavioural Economics 15
  • BEEM117 Economics of Corporate Finance 15
  • BEEM119 Economics of Banking 15
  • BEEM015 Industrial Economics and Strategy 15
  • BEEM014 Health Economics 15
  • BEAM047 Fundamentals of Financial Management 15
  • BEAM065 Bank Management 15

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 degree with honours in an Economics or related discipline from a recognised university including degrees where Economics is a "minor" subject. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications. We will also consider applicants with First Class degrees in quantitative subjects such as Engineering, Physics and Maths.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Our Masters programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

Our MSc in Economics and Econometrics enables you to develop the research, analytic, economic and econometric skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from the start of your career.

This is also an excellent programme from which to launch an academic career by later pursuing your own PhD research topic in economics.
Careers in Economics and Econometrics
You may choose to apply an MSc in Economics and Econometrics in a variety of roles that demand rigorous training in the techniques of econometric analysis, as a way to understand contemporary economic issues including:

- Economist
- Financial risk analyst
- Investment analyst
- Statistician