Queen Mary - University of London
School of Economics and Finance
Master of Science
This intensive programme includes comprehensive two-semester sequences in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics that cover the essential models and tools used by research economists. Students also receive training in the relevant mathematical and statistical methods, and have the opportunity to choose from optional modules such as labour economics, financial econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, and asset pricing. Graduates of the programme will possess a solid grounding in modern economics that will enable them to conduct, assess, and supervise both theoretical and applied research in the field.
The MSc Economics is ideal for those planning a career as a research economist in academia, the public sector, international institutions, the financial industry, economic or management consulting, think tanks, or other research centres. Students who perform well on the MSc Economics are encouraged to apply for doctoral study in the School of Economics and Finance.
Mathematics for Economists
Option Modules Include: ECOM025 Financial Econometrics ECOM027 Labour Economics ECOM044 Advanced Asset Pricing and Modelling ECOM056 Empirical Macroeconomics ECOM063 Topics in Macro-Labour
A written examination is taken in late spring for each course module. Most modules also include assessed coursework. After the spring examinations you will write a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words that carries a weight equivalent to four modules.
You should have a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent, normally (though not necessarily) in economics or a related field. A good background in quantitative subjects is essential. Students are also expected to attend intensive pre-sessional classes in mathematics and statistics during September.
All candidates should include with their applications a full academic transcript (a record of courses taken and marks achieved) as well as two academic references. The deadline is in early June, though early application is recommended.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No