Course Overview

Students on our new four year MEcon degree scheme will follow the same curriculum as students studying the BSc Economics but will be steered to develop the skills necessary to undertake advanced level training.

We teach Economics, and the supporting analytical methods, from first principles and our course weaves theory and evidence into policy analysis so that you can analyse and understand fundamental issues and topical concerns. You'll be able to choose from a wide range of optional Economics modules, or minor subjects, to tailor your studies to suit your interests and aspirations.

You begin your degree with modules including Principles of Economics and Quantitative Methods for Economics. You'll also choose a third subject drawn from Management School disciplines or from other subject areas. In your second year, you'll move on to courses such as an Introduction to Econometrics; Micro and Macroeconomic Principles; Game Theory; and Applied Macroeconomics.

In your third year, you choose up to eight topics in Economics for specialist study, with each taught by an active researcher in the field. These include, for example, Public Economics, Human Resource Economics; Industrial Organisation; International Trade and International Business. Students who have performed well in their studies are also offered the opportunity of completing a Dissertation module in the third year.

In your fourth year you will then go on to take Advanced Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Research Skills and Dissertation modules. You will also choose three optional modules from a list including Public Economics, Labour Economics, Industrial Organisation and Financial Economics. These fourth year modules will give you postgraduate level detailed knowledge of subjects that are essential for students aspiring to work in specialist economics roles and will also provide a bridge to PhD studies in Economics.

Related Courses