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Our degrees are full-time honours programmes of three years' duration, with the exception of the MEcon programme, which lasts for four years.

Students eligible for a UK student loan can apply for four years’ worth of loans for M.Econ. The government does not issue student loans for one year masters degrees.


L100 BSc. Economics can be combined with another subject as a minor. For further information, go to the L100 BSc. Economics page or click here.

Applied Economics is also offered as minor subject. For more information click here.

The Economics department provides a range of core and optional modules. Students can also take modules from across the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as interdisciplinary modules. The optional modules mentioned on these pages are a small subset of those available. For instance, students could choose Development Economics; Economics with Experiments; Health Policy; Social Enterprise; Topics in Economic History as well as the standard topics such as Finance, Accounting and Econometrics. For information on the interdisciplinary modules please click here.

Please note that the Economics department runs some of the interdisciplinary modules (UOSM2036 Topics in Economic History for example – click here).

These UOSM modules are often taught alongside ECON coded modules. Therefore UOSM2036 is the same module as ECON1015 but we are able to reserve places for our own students by using a different coding.

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NOTE: BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics is administered by the Philosophy department.

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I now feel more confident in many areas of economics, and in using my analytical skills. The course has allowed me to pursue a wide range of modules, not just in economics but also management and finance modules.

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