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MSc in Economics

Programme Code: TMEC

Department: Economics

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Academic-year programme. Students must take three compulsory courses, one unit of optional courses and an extended essay linked to the optional course as shown. Students are also required to attend EC400 Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Introductory course

EC400 Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics (0.0) #

Paper 1

EC413 Macroeconomics (1.0) #

Paper 2

EC411 Microeconomics (1.0) # or


EC487 Advanced Microeconomics (1.0) # *

Paper 3

EC402 Econometrics (1.0) #

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following options:


EC421 International Economics (1.0) #


EC423 Labour Economics (1.0) #


EC424 Monetary Economics and Aggregate Fluctuations (1.0) #


EC426 Public Economics (1.0) #


EC427 The Economics of Industry (1.0) #


EC428 Development and Growth (1.0) #


EC453 Political Economy (1.0) #


EC465 Economic Growth, Development, and Capitalism in Historical Perspective (1.0) #


EC475 Quantitative Economics (1.0) #


EC476 Contracts and Organisations (1.0) #




FM429 Asset Markets A (0.5) # and FM4T1 Forecasting Financial Time Series - Dissertation (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)




FM429 Asset Markets A (0.5) # and FM4T5 Portfolio Management - Dissertation (0.5)




FM429 Asset Markets A (0.5) # and FM4U1 Fixed Income Markets - Dissertation (0.5)




FM431M Corporate Finance A (0.5) # and FM4T2 Applied Corporate Finance - Dissertation (0.5)


Any other course in Economics, that meets the essay requirement, approved by program director. Such approval will only be given in exceptional circumstances.

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

* means available with permission

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

The Bologna Process facilitates comparability and compatibility between higher education systems across the European Higher Education Area. Some of the School's taught master's programmes are nine or ten months in duration. If you wish to proceed from these programmes to higher study in EHEA countries other than the UK, you should be aware that their recognition for such purposes is not guaranteed, due to the way in which ECTS credits are calculated.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.