University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Economics and Public Policy

This course will give you the skills you need for a career as an economist with an emphasis on public policy design, evaluation and implementation. 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; public economics; public policy evaluation. Optional modules: applied microeconometrics; applied macroeconometrics; modern theory of banking and finance; health economics; modern finance; development finance; industrial organisation; monetary economics; asset pricing; international trade.

Assessment methods

We use computer practicals, lectures, seminars, surgeries and workshops. 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 - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0114 222 3456