UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Economic Policy

The core teaching in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics focuses on understanding the policy implications of economic models and their applications to real-world examples.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours 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: Econometrics for policy; microeconomics for policy; macroeconomics for policy; research methods; options: time series econometrics; 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; remaining options include: applied policy analysis; applied development economics and policy; agenda setting and public policy; environmental economics (principles and policy).

Assessment methods

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


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