University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Applied Economics

The course is suitable for students who wish to apply their advanced level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues; it encourages them to apply advanced economic theory and quantitative methods to a range of practical issues; students are introduced to relevant mathematical and statistical techniques, and learn how to apply advanced analytical methods, both theory- and model-based.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in economics with a strong background in quantitative methods; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element), TOEFL paper based 600 with 4.5 in TWE, TOEFL computer based 250 with 4.5 in TWE, or TOEFL IBT 100 (no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing).

Course modules

Core modules: Microeconomic analysis; macroeconomic analysis; economic policy analysis; economic data analysis; 2 applied economics modules from: labour economics; economic growth; income distribution and poverty; trade analysis and policy; global environmental issues; applied money and finance; development policy and analysis; development microeconomics; options and futures markets; decision-making under risk and uncertainty; 2 optional modules from: advanced macroeconomic theory; international macroeconomics; economic applications of game theory; behavioural economic theory; experimental methods in economics; public economic theory; behavioural finance.

Assessment methods

Modules on this course are mainly assessed by examinations at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Some modules are also assessed on the basis of coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,670 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,420 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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