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Economics MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Description

Learn more about this programme at our MSc Open Evening that will be held at the Management School on Tuesday 29th November 2016, 5-7pm:

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited.

Programe Overview

MSc Economics places much emphasis on the area of mathematics and has been designed particularly for those students who intend to continue their studies on to PhD level, within the fields of Economics or Financial Economics, potentially pursuing a career in academia. The programme is also an excellent opportunity for students who may wish to pursue a more professional mode of career development, for instance working within international organisations or research institutes.

The majority of current students have first-class undergraduate degrees in Economics, Finance or Mathematics from Russell Group universities. The programme also attracts students from other internationally renowned universities.

The programme provides students with the option of two pathways: the ‘Financial Economics Pathway’ and the ‘Economics Pathway’. Under each pathway, modules have been introduced to provide students with advanced training in economics or financial economics. Recent dissertation titles have included: ‘A Theoretical Exposition of the Relationship Between Fuel Taxation and Speed Limits: Lessons for UK Motorways’ and ‘Money Growth and Inflation: Evidence from the UK’.

Key Facts

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27th in the UK for 4* and 3* (world leading and internationally excellent), 100% impact and 88% environment at 4* and 3*.

Why University of Liverpool Management School?

'Learning to make a difference'

AACSB-Accredited, the University of Liverpool Management School is in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. Regarded as one of the most rigorous assessments, many top global recruiters will only consider candidates from AACSB-Accredited schools – a clear signal that our programmes respond to the needs of business and meet specific standards of excellence.

The University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.

Career prospects

The aim of this programme is to jointly prepare tomorrow’s business leaders with unique exposure to the rapidly evolving field of Big Data and the opportunities, challenges and developments associated with running or expanding digital business enterprises.

Careers Support

From the moment you start your MSc you will have access to a specialist careers team which includes a professionally qualified MSc Careers Adviser and a dedicated International Employer Engagement Officer.

Visit the Economics MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Liverpool website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An excellent undergraduate degree in Economics or joint degree with Economics is required. For students with joint Economics degrees, we also require good 2.1 class marks in core economics courses, such as Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics. Students with a first-class degree from a quantitative Science discipline (e.g., Maths, Physics, Statistics, Operational Research) are strongly encouraged to apply. All candidates must meet our required level of English. For candidates who pursue the Financial Economics pathway, a sufficient background in Statistics is also required. All candidates must meet our required level of English.

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