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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.

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About The Course

The world needs people who can address global challenges by analysing problems and finding solutions. This intellectually demanding and stimulating Masters programme equips you with the tools to achieve this, and pursue an analytic career in Economics or rake the next step towards a PhD.

It is designed for those who have already studied Economics and wish to deepen their knowledge. You will join a select group of talented students, and our tailored learning experience allows you to tap into the wealth of expertise available in one of the UK’s largest faculties. This includes intensive support from a supervisor closely aligned to your dissertation’s subject matter.

We have an outstanding international research reputation in game theory, industrial organisation, econometrics, applied microeconomics, empirical macroeconomics, labour economics, and the economics of education. You will be invited to special guest lectures, research events, our weekly seminar series, and our annual workshops and conferences on subjects such as game theory and macroeconomics.

For a list of modules you will study, please take a look at our course content section.

Key Facts

Course Content

The MSc Economics programme is made up of core and optional modules.

In your first term from October to December, you will take the following four core modules.

During your second term from January to March, you will choose four out of the below optional modules.

From May to July you work solely on your Masters dissertation, with support from your dissertation supervisor. You will submit it at the start of September, at the end of your Masters programme.

Student Insights

Current student Tiffany Head shares her experiences of studying MSc Economics in a recent blog. "The course has been both stimulating and intellectually demanding, and has provided me with the confidence and tools to excel in the next stage of my life. I valued the opportunity to massively expand my knowledge and extend my analytical and problem solving skills."

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Our programme-specific scholarships are aimed at high-achieving students with a strong academic or personal profile. We'll automatically consider you for these scholarships when you apply and if you are shortlisted we'll be in touch with the next steps, so it's best to apply as soon as possible. We also offer LUMS Alumni scholarships - visit our Scholarships and Funding page to find out more.

Scholarships and Funding


Our Economics Masters courses will ensure you develop a comprehensive understanding of the discipline, including advanced methods to equip you with the skills required to succeed in this ever changing environment. In addition to specialised skills, you will also gain many transferable skills to prepare you for a successful career in a variety of sectors:

Analysis and Research – the ability to critically analyse data and conduct research

Communication – presenting complex information accurately

Problem Solving – developing solutions using available data and making recommendations

Time Management – the ability to produce high quality work within set deadlines

Computing – using a range of specialist and general software packages

Numeracy – Statistical and mathematical analysis

Find out more about our Careers support.


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