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Taught Masters degrees in economics

Our Masters degrees offer you the chance to learn the tools to work as an economist in a range of settings, be that in industry, national and international government, central banking, thinktanks or charities.

Expand your knowledge with a degree bespoke to your interests and career path.

Why study economics at York?

We offer a broad range of programmes across many areas of economics. You’ll have the chance to develop your skills in areas you’re interested in, or branch out and discover new methods and problem-solving solutions. Explore areas of study at the frontiers of economics, grounded in real-world application.

Our courses have a strong core of training in fundamental areas of economics and econometrics, with option modules covering a wide range of areas including development, financial, health, international and public economics, as well as micro and time series econometrics. We also contribute to a suite of finance courses, along with the Department of Mathematics and the School of Business and Society.

Our courses are well regarded by employers and external examiners. MSc Economics was established in 1966 and, running since 1978, MSc Health Economics is one of the oldest and most successful masters programmes in its field.

The MSc programme at York offers the kind of modules that fit my career and research interests, to enrich my understanding of financial markets, emerging markets, social policy and economic models. The programme provides solid foundations for a future career in financial services or a research degree in economics or finance.

Lutonadio, MSc Economics

Our courses

Pre-sessional courses

Take a flexible three-week summer course to prepare for postgraduate study or develop your professional skills.

Scholarships and funding

We have a range of scholarships, studentships and other funding available.


Our course will provide you with the skills, tools and knowledge you'll need to develop your career as an economist.

  • You'll develop critical problem-solving skills. We will encourage you to question traditional concepts and techniques and adopt an analytical and robust approach to decision-making.
  • You'll expand your technical training and learn to communicate complex ideas effectively.

Our graduates

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies in a range of sectors including Astra Zeneca, British Airways, University of Manchester, Network Rail, NHS England, and the Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC).

Masters Taster Day

13 March 2024, 1pm to 5pm GMT

Get a taste of why so many people love living and learning at the University of York. Join us on 13 March to:

  • check out our campus
  • meet your academic department
  • speak to our student services teams
  • hear postgraduate presentations.

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