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

Postgraduate Admissions
Tel:+44 (0) 1392 723316
Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £10,700 full-time International: £19,050 full-time
Start Month(s)
Contact Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Economics 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.

The MSc Economics is the most flexible of our programmes and offers you a broad knowledge across the latest economic thinking. You will receive rigorous training in techniques of economic and econometric analysis enabling you to gain a deeper understating of contemporary economic issues and the quantitative skills to be able to analyse and make sense of the latest trends.

With a variety of modules available, you can also shape your Masters to fit your own specific interests, whether working towards a PhD, enhancing your academic knowledge or changing career.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • BEEM100 Macroeconomics 15
  • BEEM101 Microeconomics 15
  • BEEM103 Optimization Techniques for Economists 15
  • BEEM115 Research Design and Dissertation 60
  • BEEM015 Industrial Economics and Strategy 15
  • BEEM011 Applied Econometrics 1 15
  • BEEM012 Applied Econometrics 2 15

Optional modules
You will choose two options totalling 30 credits from a regularly updated selection.

  • 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
  • BEEM113 Advanced Econometrics 15
  • BEEM117 Economics of Corporate Finance 15
  • BEEM119 Economics of Banking 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 Master’s 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 enables you to develop the professional, research and economic 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

You may choose to apply an MSc in Economics in a variety of roles including:

- Financial risk analyst
- Investment analyst
- Statistician