The MSc in Applied Economics has been designed – in partnership with the business, consulting and policy communities – for the aspiring professional economist.
What sets this course apart from the other postgraduate courses in Economics is that we focus on developing your technical and analytical skills alongside your practical experience of how these skills are used to solve real-world economic problems and inform decision-making in a variety of environments.
Key highlights of the course include:
On completion of the course, you'll join a long list of distinguished graduates from the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde, many of whom have progressed to senior positions in business, consultation and public policy.
The programme will provide you with:
You'll also gain important transferable skills which will greatly help in a business and policy environment including the ability to:
There are two semesters of core and elective modules, followed by a dissertation completed during summer.
The core modules will give you a solid grounding in the core concepts and techniques of an applied economist. The elective modules will give you experience in applying these skills to hot-topics of the day.
Finally, the dissertation allows you to develop a substantive piece of applied work on a topic of your choosing and includes opportunities to work in partnership with leading companies and public sector institutions.
You'll have the opportunity to choose four modules from the list below:
Alternatively, you can choose up to two classes offered elsewhere in Strathclyde Business School or across the wider University.
Your dissertation topic can be chosen from any of the areas/issues covered on the programme. This is your opportunity to develop a substantive piece of applied work on a topic that is of particular interest to you, with supervision provided by an appropriate member of staff. It’s also a key opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt.
In 2018-19, we expect to offer a minimum of four sponsored dissertations in partnership with leading companies and public sector institutions; these will be offered to the best-performing students on the programme. We are also able to supervise those part-time or full-time students who are sponsored by their employer and wish to work on a topic of interest to both them and their employer.
Our MSc in Applied Economics can be tailored to those already using economics within a business, consultancy or policy environment who want to further develop their skill set.
We can offer various study options including:
As well as attending lectures you’ll undertake projects, case studies and small group work.
Visit the Applied Economics MSc page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!