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Master's study in Economics

Two specialist Master's with a strong economics focus, and a cross-disciplinary Master's in Quantitative Finance which draws on expertise from four departments.

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About our Master's

The Department of Economics brings its research expertise into the classroom, offering three full-time Master's courses with a strong Economics focus – including one that draws on the expertise of three other top-rated departments: Accounting and Finance, Management Science, and Mathematics and Statistics. Graduates from all three courses go on to a range of careers, including finance and banking, international business, government agencies and academia.

Watch our video to hear from our Head of Department and some of our current students about studying postgraduate Economics at Lancaster.

The benefits

A few of the reasons why Lancaster stands out from the rest.

THE Rankings 2022

Ranked in the Top 100 worldwide

Lancaster is ranked 85th worldwide for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022.

THE World University Rankings by subject

Master's courses

  • MSc Economics

    Designed for those who have already studied economics and wish to deepen their subject knowledge, this degree opens up careers in a wide range of fields.

  • MSc Money, Banking and Finance

    Equips graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for careers in financial institutions and in the finance departments of industrial firms.

  • MSc Applied Econometrics

    A flexible online programme accredited by Lancaster University. Choose from a wide range of modules and find a specialism that suits you.

Connected to business

Our strong relationships with the wider business community across the globe provide a network of expertise and range of opportunities to gain first-hand experience of the business world via guest speakers, workshops, lectures, projects and work placements. We also have links with world-class partner universities where you can gain international experience, and all our Master's programmes offer the chance to spend a semester abroad at the end of your studies.