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

Students must have a first degree at good Honours standard (ie at least upper 2n class, or its equivalent). The subject of the first degree must be appropriate to the intended subject of research and should normally include courses in economics and/or economic and social history. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced microeconomics; international macroeconomics; advanced macroeconomics; project; either econometrics 1 and 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 1 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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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