Northumbria University, Newcastle

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Northumbria University Newcastle

Applied Economics (Taught)

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Open to graduates of any discipline, our MSc Applied Economics will give you the opportunity to explore economic theory and apply it to real world challenges and scenarios. Economics is at the heart of many of society’s biggest challenges. How can the world recover from the Coronavirus pandemic? How do governments decide where to spend public money? How can we reduce crime and poverty? Can the next generation expect to be worse off than previous generations? This employability-focused Applied Economics master’s programme will help you develop the specialist skills necessary for a career in economics and related areas such as finance, as well as developing your management and employability skills. Aimed both at those who have studied economics and want to develop their knowledge in practical application, and those who haven’t and wish to do a conversion course, the content of this course is business-relevant and informed by the very latest research in the field. You will explore the principles and theories of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics, gaining a detailed understanding of the contemporary knowledge in these areas with a focus on the application to real world problems. You will also have the opportunity to study finance, which will help open doors to a future career in finance-related occupations as well as in economics. Designed to help you develop as a professional economist, you will also have the chance to acquire transferable intellectual and personal skills. Through gaining a sophisticated understanding of economics in practice this MSc Applied Economics will give you the chance to expand your career options by combining knowledge gained in your undergraduate programme with a specialised master’s degree.

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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation. It is recommended that your previous studies have included quantitative elements. International qualifications: If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria by selecting the country that you received the qualification in from our country pages. Visit English Language Entry Requirements International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). The University accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Undergraduate fees are set by Government and are subject to annual review. Once these have been approved we will update fees/funding information for UK and EU students.
Applied Economics at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS