Masters | Postgraduate Course - Economics (1 year) MSc Course Details within University of Southampton

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Economics (1 year) MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full time, or 27 months part-time

The ESRC recognised MSc Economics aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts, tools and methods of modern economics, together with the application of these methods to the analysis of economic problems.

Introducing your course

Are you fascinated by the constant regulatory failure in the real economy? Apply for the Masters in Economics course at the University of Southampton and study economic theory and econometric methods to evaluate economic policy. This Masters in Economics degree is recognised by the ESRC, and will train you in a wide range of economic topics, culminating in a dissertation on a subject within this area of your choosing.

Module details

Year 1
Semester One

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods


  • Econometrics 1

Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Econometrics 1

Semester Two
In addition to the compulsory modules listed, students take two option modules from the 'optional' list below.

  • Quantitative Economics
  • Topics in Economic Theory
  • Topics in Macroeconomics
  • Dissertation


  • Labour Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Finance
  • International Trade
  • Economic Policy in Development
  • Empirical Finance
  • Panel Data & Microeconometrics
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Financial Derivatives

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

We welcome applications from students who have, or expect to have, a good undergraduate degree in economics (upper second-class or higher). Strong candidates from related fields will also be considered. 

Quantitative methods

All applicants should have academic background in quantitative methods, such as mathematics, statistics, or econometrics. Those applying to MSc Economics and Econometrics or MSc Finance and Econometrics should be particularly competent in these areas.