Our popular flagship course, MSc Economics, provides an advanced level of understanding in the techniques of economic analysis. It is widely recognised as a route into PhD studies at Essex and other universities. One module, Microeconomics, provides a rigorous training in key areas such as strategic behaviour, public choice and general equilibrium, while Macroeconomics covers modern theory and methods with applications to policy.
Key employability skills include analytical reasoning, model building, mathematical techniques, evaluation of mathematical models, econometrics and statistics, and data analysis.
Our Department of Economics maintains a world-class reputation for our outstanding quality research and teaching. We were ranked joint third in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008), reflecting our well-established reputation for excellence. Many of our staff, who are world renowned experts in their fields, have been elected to leadership roles in learned societies and have been editors of leading economics journals.
Essex economists are engaged in a variety of research networks and collaborate with economists at other universities in the UK and overseas. Much of our research is related to policy and we often provide advice to government and non-government organisations. The top quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high profile academic journals like Economic Journal, Journal of Econometrics, American Economic Journal and Journal of the European Economic Association.
Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.