UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)


Modern economics is an increasingly rigorous discipline and advanced degrees are now essential for careers in international institutions, government and industry. The course will equip the professional economist with the powerful tools required to understand the rapidly changing, complex and uncertain modern world economy.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in economics with a significant quantitative component from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a qualification of an equivalent standard in another quantitative discipline, such as statistics, mathematics, engineering or physics, may also be considered. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is from a university outside the UK must supply GRE scores. The quantitative GRE score must be 155 or above, the verbal score must be 150 or above, and the analytical score must be 3.5 or above (post-August 2011 scores).

Course modules

Core modules: Microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics; research methods; options: at least 2 of the following advanced core modules: advanced macroeconomic theory; advanced microeconometrics; advanced microeconomic theory; time series econometrics; remaining applied options (taking the total to 4) from a list including: public microeconomics; economics of development; the economics of migration; health economics; programme evaluation for users; behavioural economics; macroeconomic policy; ethics in welfare economics; empirical industrial organisation; topics in labour economics; topics in money and finance; economics of households; environmental economics: principle and policy.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and practical and problem classes. The degree is awarded on the basis of written, final examination papers and the research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

James Lanner Memorial Scholarship, which provides �5,000 per annum to students with an interest in European and international issues; the department also funds up to four Gaitskell MSc Scholarships at �5,000 per scholarship and up to eight W.M. Gorman Graduate Research Scholarships at �9,000 per scholarship.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 17,770 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 22,380 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 3549 5375