University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


This course prepares you for a career as an economist in commerce, academia or government. You�ll develop advanced analytical skills and specialise in an area of your choice. We can help you develop all the skills you need to become a professional economist. Our graduates work for financial services and consultancy firms, government departments here and abroad, and international organisations like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate degree in economics usually with mathematics and statistics components. We�ll also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with strong economics, finance (not accounting finance), mathematics and/or statistics components. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: microeconomic analysis; macroeconomic analysis; econometric methods; applied microeconometrics; applied macroeconometrics. Optional modules: international money and finance; industrial organisation; monetary economics; international trade; public economics; public policy evaluation; modern theory of banking and finance; health economics; modern finance; development finance; asset pricing.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework (including essays and project work) and examination. The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 14,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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0114 222 3456