Explore the deeper meanings of international economics, finance and business and learn to compare theories with this Master’s in Economics.

This flexible MSc Economics combines training in theory and method with exposure to economic and financial data. You will gain a sound knowledge of economics, creative problem-solving skills, and the ability to look deeper into economic policy implications. Our academics focus on real-world issues and draw from a wide range of theory, resulting in an interdisciplinary approach with global benefits.

You can study towards our standard Master of Economics or follow one of our specialist pathways - in International Economics or Business and Financial Economics. Graduates will be well-placed for business and public sector roles, notably in the finance industry where analytical skills and decision-making skills are vital, or for PhD programmes and academic careers.

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September and January

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2020/2021 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

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What you should know about this course

  • Our economics subjects are ranked top 10 for student satisfaction in London (Complete University Guide 2019).
  • In 2015, Greenwich was named by The Economist as one of four institutions in the country leading the way on curriculum change.
  • You can seek the deeper meaning of a theory or finding in a pluralistic fashion comparing contesting theories.
  • You'll be part of a continuing guest lecture series where leading academic and professional economists share their insights and experience.
  • The two specialist pathways are awarded as Master of Economics (Business and Financial Economics) and Master of Economics (International Economics).

I have enjoyed this course because it appreciates contributions from mainstream and heterodox theorists. Most importantly, at this level of study your exposed to a deeper understanding of how economies are intertwined, dependent and vulnerable to each other's success and failures.

- Natasha Bonsu, MSc Economics student

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Master's in Economics. Your teaching team includes accomplished lecturers and practitioners with vast experience in International Economics, Business and Financial Economics. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an undergraduate degree in economics, industrial organisation, financial management or public policy at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.

Graduates in business studies, mathematics/IT, social sciences, and engineering may also apply if economics or quantitative methods constitute a component of their studies.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is not available for this course.

Professional qualifications and Brexit

The UK's departure from the European Union may affect the professional recognition of your qualification.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year is up to 10. Lectures are normally attended by 10-20, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30, based on the 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research. 

You can also join a range of student societies, including the Rethinking Economics Greenwich Society, Economics and Business Society and Trading and Investment Banking Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed through:

  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Projects
  • Closed-book examinations 
  • Dissertation
  • Essays
  • Take-home exams.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments and provide examination results within 15 days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • September 2019 to June 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Resources: computers on campus have access to software which is paid for by the university. However, students may wish to purchase a personal copy of any particular software to use off-site.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

You can expect to find employment in:

  • National and international business organisations
  • National and international institutions, including central banks, central and local government departments
  • Financial market institutions and organisations including banks
  • Policy-making institutions, seeking economists with a sound applied economics background
  • Civil society organisations, NGOs with interest in economic policy and business issues
  • Research institutes and think-tanks
  • Economics and business media.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips 
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring.

More about our careers services.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

You will have the opportunity to engage with the research and events hosted by our centres. We host conferences of academic associations, such as:

  • The Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Network
  • Post-Keynesian Economics Society
  • Association of Heterodox Economics and Rethinking Economics

We host the internationally renowned research institute:
Institute of Political Economy Governance Finance and Accountability

This encompasses the research units:

  • Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre
  • Public Services International Research Unit 
  • Centre for Governance, Risk and Accountability

We hold Big Picture Seminars with senior executives from organisations including Northern Trust and Barclays are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

Accommodation information

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