University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

International Economics

This programme is a taught graduate course that provides specialised and advanced training in international economics. This is achieved through the delivery of specialised courses in trade theory, trade policy and econometrics. Exposure to the various theoretical constructs and empirical analyses within this sub-discipline, as well as other core and optional courses, equips students with the analytic and quantitative skills necessary to examine recent developments in the global economy; particularly those with implications for policy. Additionally, the programme provides appropriate training for doctoral research.

Entry requirements

A good Honours first 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.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

The most common forms of assessment used are written assignments and exams.


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
MSc Part-time £ 3,105 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
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0121 414 5005