What Will You Study

The MSc in Economics is designed to equip you with the necessary tools to pursue an analytical career in economics and access 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.

It is a demanding programme that requires high standards of prior training, excellent skills in numeracy and literacy, effective study skills, the maturity to be an independent learner, and a strong commitment to succeed. The programme provides a comprehensive coverage of microeconomics, macroeconomics, advanced quantitative methods and in depth analysis in four elective fields from a range of options available. 

The programme is delivered by highly-experienced and prominent academics who keep the material at the forefront of economic theory, policy and practice. Many of the teaching staff are heavily engaged in practical economic policy analysis; all work at the cutting-edge of economics research.

Compulsory modules:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Research Skills
  • Dissertation 

Optional modules:

(Choose four)

  • Public Economics and Political Economy
  • Labour Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Financial Economics
  • International Banking and Risk Management
  • Behavioural Finance