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MSc Economics
A specialist degree in modern economics which can lead to a variety of world-class careers.

MSc Economics / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2018

Academic entry qualification overview

A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics, finance, mathematics or a related subject with economic theory,  mathematics and econometrics studied at a high level.

Applicants with a  2:1 in a less technical economics degree with, for example, economic theory only studied to intermediate level, or a 2:2 in a technical economics degree, may be considered for entry onto the MA Economics.


1. Please see our Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics  page for the minimum knowledge of mathematics and statistics you should have before starting the course.

2. On the same page, please look at details of our Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics course. This course builds on your existing knowledge and is designed to equip you with the further technical skills you will require before starting the MSc. You are strongly advised to attend this course which is offered free of charge during induction week. We recommend that you spend some of your time between July and September familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you may not be able to attend. 

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country .