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Economics (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2022

About this course

Study macro and microeconomics to evaluate economic policy and problems on this MSc Economics at Southampton. Gain in-depth knowledge of the concepts, tools and methods used in modern economics.

This 1 year master’s will prepare you for a career as an economist, or to continue your research studies and is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised training programme.

Learn about the economic frameworks and processes that underpin global financial systems. Discover their role in solving a range of economic problems. You can study the impact economics can have on a range of sectors from labour and industry to finance and trade.

You’ll develop the skills to:

  • understand the theoretical foundations of economic analysis
  • formulate, manipulate and draw conclusions from an economic model
  • apply economic analysis to a range of policy areas
  • test and evaluate economic models using a variety of research methodologies, data and techniques of analysis
  • present ideas, arguments and research findings effectively

You’ll look at economic theory and econometric methods across a range of topics. You’ll also gain in-depth knowledge of specific areas of economics necessary to carry out independent research. This will lead to a dissertation on a subject within an area you choose.

You’ll also have access to our Financial Laboratory (FinLab) which hosts 21 Bloomberg terminals giving you access to real-time data, breaking news and powerful analytics.

As a master’s student in the School of Economics you’ll be part of a friendly and cohesive group that play an active role in the department’s academic and social life.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Christian Kellner, an associate professor in economics. His research focuses on how people make decisions in uncertain situations, such as contract design or communication. Read Dr Kellner's staff profile to find out more about his work.

“There are a number of modules specifically designed to provide the tools required to undertake good Economic research. The modules are challenging at times and there is a good balance of theoretical and empirical content.”
Rhys Thomas, 2017 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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