University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Economics and Public Policy

This course will enable you to specialise in public economics and designing and evaluating public policy. This course prepares you for a career as an economist in the public sector or in research.

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate degree in economics usually with mathematics and statistics components; or 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; Public Economics; Public Policy Evaluation.

Optional modules

Modern Theory of Banking and Finance; Health Economics; Applied Macroeconometrics; Development Finance; Asset Pricing; Modern Finance; Industrial Organisation; Monetary Economics; International Trade.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework (including essays and project work) and examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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