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About the course

Course description

MSc Economics, our flagship masters course, is flexible, allowing you to choose modules in economics or finance whilst also giving you core analytical skills. This course prepares you for a career as an economist in finance, consultancy, the public sector or in research.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 undergraduate degree in economics.

We will also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with a strong background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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Student Profile(s)

Nathan Price

Nathan gaining advanced skills in econometrics and secured a job as an Econometrician at Brightblue Consulting in London.

I choose to keep my module options open by choosing the MSc Economics course. The reason I did this was simply because of my interests across the economics spectrum and I didn’t want to miss out on the chance to explore these in my Masters. There’s a fantastic range of experience in the lecturers in the department so I made my choices based on picking up technical skills and understanding across the Econometric and Public Policy Evaluation modules, whilst also exploring my own interests and understanding of economic concepts in development and health economics.

A standout module for me has to be the Health Economics module which is an optional choice in semester one. Like many of the modules, there’s opportunities to take the learning process away from the standard lecture format into group discussions, but the Health Economics module takes this a step further. The lecture each week is on a key academic readings from Health Economics, which we breakdown and discuss as a group.

This method of learning is really rewarding as everyone bounces off each other in the session and it presents a great opportunity to hear other people’s opinions when discussing fundamental topics like what does ‘need’ mean in relation to health. In addition to improving my ability to critically understand academic texts, the biggest takeaway of the module for me was my understanding of the fundamentals of economics; by stripping each academic text back to its philosophical standpoints each week really helped my wider view of economics across other modules.

I now work as an Econometrician for Brightblue Consulting in London. You can probably tell from the job title, the econometric skills I learnt through the courses at Sheffield have been really valuable. I was keen to follow an economics career path after leaving Sheffield so I knew it would be useful to pick up as much technical knowledge as I could to compliment my understanding of economic theory so I could carry out economics in practice.

The core econometric modules in semester one and two were fantastic in advancing my knowledge, but also the dissertation and module Public Policy Evaluation proved to be excellent opportunities to learn a wide range of economic applications and how to practically undertake data analysis using Stata.


The scholarships will cover the full home student fee for the following Masters courses:

MSc Economics
MSc Economics and Public Policy
MSc Business Finance and Economics
MSc Financial Economics
MSc Money, Banking and Finance

Value of Scholarship(s)

Home UK fee


We are pleased to offer two scholarships for University of Sheffield students to study one of our courses.

Also we are offering one scholarship for any UK student to study one of our courses.

Application Procedure

To apply please indicate clearly on Fees and Funding Status section of your application form that you would like to apply for one of the Department of Economics Masters student scholarships. Please also include in your personal statement the reason why you would like to be considered for the scholarships.

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