Masters degrees in International Economics examine the financial and trading relationships between countries as well as the global context for economic trends and developments. This is a broad field, drawing on related subject areas such as Business, International Relations and Development Studies.
Courses usually award MSc degrees, but some MA qualifications are available. Shorter programmes may award Postgraduate Certificates or Diplomas.
These courses take a more practical approach to economics, applying theory and analysis to a range of important issues. As such, postgraduate study in this subject would be ideal for a student looking to develop and apply the skills earned during a broader undergraduate degree.
Career opportunities with a Masters in International Economics are also diverse.
It’s no exaggeration to say that economic relationships shape international relationships, and your Masters will equip you to assess the value of trading decisions or assist the policy makers making them.
On the other hand, International Economics can also have an important humanitarian function. You might find yourself working for a charity concerned with alleviating poverty in poorer nations or improving the wider benefits of global wealth creation.