Students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds but must have a good knowledge of economics. Your first degree should contain at least 50% economics, you must have strong quantitative skills, and you will also need good English language skills.
The programme will place heavy demands on you – but in return will provide a rigorous training in theory and methods that will help you develop very marketable skills to launch yourself successfully into the job market.
Students who succeed on this programme will be able to access career opportunities in consulting companies, research centres, government departments, international agencies, or in the financial sector. It is also excellent preparation for a PhD programme, at Lancaster or elsewhere.
Why take this programme?
If you come to Lancaster you will be studying in a department whose strength in economics is known throughout the world.
The Economics Department at LUMS has an outstanding international research reputation in the areas of game theory, industrial organisation, econometrics, applied microeconomics, empirical macroeconomics, labour economics, and the economics of education.
This is matched by its reputation for high-quality teaching, with staff winning a National Teaching Fellowship, the Economics Network Teaching Prize as well as numerous Lancaster University teaching prizes.
* If the amount of economics you have previously studied does not meet our entry requirements for the MSc in Economics, you might like to consider the Graduate Diploma in Economics, which is designed for numerate graduates who have not previously studied economics.