University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham


This programme provides an advanced training in economic theory and econometrics, and application of these to achieve a sophisticated understanding of policy issues; it is accredited by the ESRC.

Entry requirements

A good Honours 1st degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics. You can satisfy English language requirements in 2 ways, by holding an English language qualification to the right level or by taking and successfully completing one of the university's English courses for international students

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics; risk, uncertainty and information; research methods in economics; dissertation; plus an option is selected from: development economic policy; international trade policy; economics of financial markets; international banking: regulation and supervision; political economy and economic policy; natural resource economics; game theory; economics of labour markets; a graduate course offered elsewhere in the schools of business, public policy or social sciences (subject to approval).

Assessment methods

A number of methods of assessment are used in the Business School, including assignments, group work, presentation, and examinations. The most common forms of assessment used are written assignments and exams, and information on these is given below. Help and guidance on other forms of assessment will be given in the module in which they are used.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,170 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488