University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Economics and Econometrics

This programme is intended to deepen each student's knowledge and understanding of economics as an academic discipline. Each programme draws upon the internationally rated research undertaken within the department and the experience of our academics in developing economic policy at organisations such as the Bank of England, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Nations. Students will attend a series of research seminars, during which they can discuss and present current research papers. Students can also participate in the departmental seminars, which attract external academics and provide their with the opportunity to gain insight into current research in economics and econometrics. This programme mirrors the general MSc Economics programme, but contains an additional core module in Advanced Econometrics. Whilst this module is available elsewhere, it is only compulsory in the MSc Economics and Econometrics. The programme provides a solid foundation in economics, together with advanced training in econometrics, and is ideal for anyone wanting a career involving econometrics or economics research. The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. Specific to this programme is a Double Degree opportunity with Fudan University School of Economics. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School's Study Abroad webpages.

Entry requirements

Normally a good Honours degree in a related discipline from a recognised university. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Recent examples of compulsory modules are as follows; Research Design and Dissertation; Advanced Econometrics; Macroeconomics ; Microeconomics; Optimization Techniques for Economists and Quantitative Research Techniques.
Some recent examples of optional modules are as follows; Banking and Financial Services; Domestic and International Portfolio Management; Economics of Banking; Economics of Corporate Finance; Experimental and Behavioural Economics; Financial Econometrics; Game Theory and Industrial Organisation; International Trade and Regional Integration; and Topics in Financial Economics.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter offers over a hundred PhD studentships annually. The majority are advertised in the Winter/Spring for entry the following September. For information on how to fund your research degree, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1392 723044