The programme is intended for students who wish to acquire graduate-level skills in economic analysis and relevant quantitative techniques. It is designed for students who are embarked on, or intending to embark upon, careers in research agencies, consultancy firms, economic advisory services of governments, banks or international agencies, or as university teachers or researchers.
The programme provides a sound training in best practice methods of mainstream economics, combined with the opportunities of studying optional areas in depth, and of gradual transition to research.
Either (i) an upper second class degree, primarily in Economics, from a UK university, or (ii) the equivalent from a non-UK university. The majority of students admitted to this programme have a first degree in Economics. However, we also admit those with a strong degree in mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering or the sciences who are very keen to study economics.
There is further information on individual modules in the module list section.
Compulsory core components:
In addition students choose 30 credits of options from:
Category 1 modules:
Category 2 modules:
NOTES: Timetabling should permit any choice of category “1" options although it might rule out some combinations from category “2" options.
Students may be allowed to take one optional unit in environmental economics offered by the Environment Department. Students wishing to do so must first ask their MSc Director and the Environment Department's MSc Director for permission, which is not automatic.
“The masters degree in economics at the University of York, where I focused on optimal monetary policy rules in my dissertation, provided me with strong academic basis that enabled me to start working as economist at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) office in Pakistan, in 2009. By the time I left for my doctoral studies in economics at the University of Barcelona in early 2013, the very enriching experience of my professional work had also given me the curiosity to explore the link between improving institutional determinants, and the consequences of IMF programmes. This culminated in my successfully obtaining ‘Excellent Cum Laude’ in my PhD thesis assessment. Currently, I am developing my research proposal for exploring the link between oligarchy, income inequality and poverty, and will try to get enrolled in a good post-doctoral programme.”
You can see details of his book at: http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319291772