Masters degrees in Econometrics train students in the advanced methodology underpinning economic analysis and forecasting. These courses focus on the theoretical and statistical side of Economics and the tools required for effective modelling of economic systems.
Most of these programmes award taught MSc qualifications, but shorter Postgraduate Diploma courses and more independent research Masters programmes are available.
These programmes are intended for postgraduates looking to specialise in the mathematical branch of a highly mathematical discipline. Some courses offer a combination of Econometrics with broader Economics, but many are highly specialised.
Econometrics is an important field, however. The methods you’ll learn are vital to constructing, maintaining and testing the models used by other economists. They’re also valuable in a range of other fields that rely (directly or indirectly) on economic theory and analysis.
Econometrics postgraduates can go on to a range of careers, from work with commercial enterprises to positions with universities or research institutes. Your skills will be valued wherever the ability to monitor and model financial and commercial trends is important.
Econometrics is paramount for decision-making in business and economics today. Do you already have a strong background in mathematics, statistics and econometrics and would you like to take it further? With the Econometrics programme, you can.
Financial firms, statistical offices and international governmental organisations successfully apply econometric models and methods on a daily basis. No matter where your ambitions lie, this Master specialisation in Econometrics will give you the edge. The programme will not only provide you with in-depth knowledge of econometric theory, but will also train your skills to use advanced quantitative methods and techniques, perform empirical econometric analysis and develop and apply new models.
If you want to extend your econometric knowledge beyond linear regression, instrument variable regression, limited dependent variables models and time series analysis, Erasmus School of Economics is where you want to be. Together with the Econometric Institute, we offer a high-quality advanced curriculum that combines advanced theory with extensive case-based training.
The quantitative skills you acquire in this programme are your ticket to a great starting position on the job market. Records show that later in their careers, many of our graduates become board members at leading industrial firms and banks or highly-positioned civil servants. With the right attitude and rigour, you too can have a prosperous career anywhere you want. Possible employers include:
Do you share our Econometrics students’ broad interest in economics? Do you have a demonstrable quantitative background and plenty of curiosity, ambition and determination? Then you should definitely meet some of our students here.
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This ESRC-recognised research training programme offers rigorous training in economic analysis and econometrics. It will suit those with a particular interest in the more quantitative aspects of the subject and is one of the few courses in the UK to offer specialist training in advanced econometric techniques. Students should have a good background in mathematics and statistics at undergraduate level..
Compulsory modules: Microeconomics; Econometrics 1; Quantitative Economics; Time Series Econometrics; Panel Data and Microeconometrics.
Optional modules: Topics in Econometrics; Economic Policy in Development; Financial Derivatives; Empirical Finance; Finance; Industrial Economics; International Trade; Labour Economics; Topics in Economic Theory; Topics in Macroeconomics.