University of York

University of York


The course is intended for students who wish to acquire graduate-level skills in economic analysis and relevant quantitative techniques; it is designed for students who are embarked on, or intending to embark upon, careers in research agencies, consultancy firms, economic advisory services of governments, banks or international agencies, or as university teachers or researchers. The programme provides a sound training in best practice methods of mainstream economics, combined with the opportunities of studying optional areas in depth and of gradual transition to research.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criterion is the equivalent of an upper 2nd Class degree, primarily in economics, from a UK university. If you wish to be considered for the 1 plus 3 PhD, please apply to our 3 years full time PhD programme in economics.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced microeconomics; international macroeconomics; advanced macroeconomics; project; either econometrics 1 & 2 or econometric methods for research or econometrics 1 and applied microeconometrics. Plus 3 options from: applied microeconometrics; emerging market macroeconomics; experimental economics; financial markets; financial risk management; industrial economics; labour economics; micro development theory; public finance; public sector economics - microeconomic applications; theory of finance; time series. Students may be allowed to take one or more of their optional units from the following modules in environmental economics offered by the Environment Department: Environmental economics; environmental valuation.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Graduate School Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323789