University of York

University of York

Economics and Public Policy

This programme offers students a thorough foundation in the tools required to analyse aspects of public policy.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criterion is the equivalent of an upper 2nd Class degree primarily in economics from a UK university.

Course modules

Core modules: applied microeconomics 1 and 2 or advanced microeconomics; public policy analysis (formally social policy analysis); econometrics 1 and 2 or statistics and econometrics or econometric methods for research or econometrics 1 and applied micro econometrics; public finance; public sector economics. Optional units from: advanced microeconomics; design and analysis of mechanisms and institutions; experimental economics; finance and investment; health and development; health care management; industrial economics; international macroeconomics; labour economics; project.

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 - 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 Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323789