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Masters Degrees in Economics

We have 931 Masters Degrees in Economics

What is a Masters in Economics?

  • Masters degrees in Economics involve advanced study of economic theory, analysis and policy.
  • Related postgraduate specialisms include Financial Economics, Political Economics and International Economics.
  • Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as Economics, Business, Finance or Mathematics.

Why study a Masters in Economics?

Develop Skills and Knowledge

Masters degrees allow you to deepen your understanding of a subject and develop new skills. For a Masters in Economics, this might include:

  • Advanced Economic Analysis: Mastery of economic theories, models and quantitative methods for analysing micro and macroeconomic issues.
  • Econometric Techniques: Skills in applying statistical and mathematical models to test economic hypotheses and forecast economic trends.
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation: Proficiency in analysing economic policies and evaluating their impacts on different sectors, markets and stakeholders.

Further Career Development

Completing a Masters degree could be beneficial for your career development. For some roles, a Masters degree is outright required—for others, it may instead lead to faster career progression or improve your career mobility. For more information, please visit our Masters employability guide.

After completing your Masters in Economics, a potential career option might be employment as an Economist. According to UK salary data from Glassdoor, an Economist earns an average of £49,917 per year, dependent on factors such as experience, employer and employment location.

Improve Employability

Completing a Masters degree may also improve your employability. According to the UK government's LEO Graduate and Postgraduate Outcomes survey, over 85% of Economics Masters students were in further education or employment three years after graduation.

What do prospective Economics Masters students think about study?

We host the Pulse postgraduate survey to understand the motivations, concerns and expectations of students just like you. For prospective Economics Masters students in 2023:

  • 77% were either positive or very positive about employment after graduation.
  • 71% preferred on campus learning, 16% preferred online/distance learning, and 12% preferred a blended approach.
  • 32% were interested in part-time study.
  • In order of popularity, the top three study motivations were:
    • Career progress
    • Upskilling
    • Higher earnings

If you'd like to make your voice heard, why not complete our survey? Your feedback will help us ensure our site is as helpful as possible for students like you!

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