Economics at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

In this Masters in Economics course, we help you develop new and existing skills, significantly enhance your knowledge of economics and prepare you for work as a professional economist. By the time you graduate, your sharpened critical and analytical abilities will function alongside a full understanding of modern economic theory. You will be confident in the application of econometric theory and techniques, and in your ability to critically analyse modern research. The dissertation track is also a good pathway to an Economics PhD if you want to pursue further study.


You will take 120 credits of taught core modules and 60 extra credits through one of the following routes:

  • Literature Survey: select two extra elective taught modules of 15 credits each and a literature review (Economics Literature Survey) worth 30 credits.
  • Dissertation: a 60-credit Economics Research Project.
In the dissertation route, you will take four core modules and two elective modules. In the literature survey path, you will take three core modules and five elective modules. It is not possible to give exact hours per week as these can vary from one term to the other, depending on which electives you choose. If you are doing the Dissertation path, the 120 credits taught modules come from:
  • Two core 30-credit modules (Microeconomic Theory and Econometrics)
  • One core 15-credit module (Macroeconomics)
  • Three electives.
If you are doing the Literature Survey path, the 150 credits taught modules come from:
  • Two core 30-credit modules, EITHER Business Economics OR Microeconomic Theory and EITHER Quantitative Methods OR Econometrics
  • One core 15-credit module (International Macroeconomics)
  • Five electives.
Business Economics is not a core module if you are doing the dissertation.

Assessment method

You will learn through a series of lectures that are made available online, as well as through seminars and interactive group work. Lectures introduce key theories, concepts and knowledge which is discussed in seminar groups. You will learn from research-active academic staff, graduate teaching assistants and visiting lecturers. You are assessed through unseen written examinations and coursework. Teaching takes place over two terms from September to June. If you study full-time and pass all taught modules during the main exam sessions, you will complete the programme at the end of September after submitting a dissertation or literature review.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and a lower second-class (2.2) honours (or equivalent) degree in: - Economics. - A related discipline (eg. Finance, Business Management, Politics, Law, Accounting, Psychology, Quantitative Sociology or Financial Journalism) with a significant economics component. - A quantitative subject (e.g. Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, a Natural Science) with a significant economics component. All students must also meet the English language requirement for the programme as specified. If English is not your first language you will need the following qualification: - IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test) OR - A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia or the USA. All applicants that require a Student visa must meet the minimum Home Office English Language ability requirements before City can issue the Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) that is needed to apply for a Student visa.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20500 Year 1
International £20500 Year 1
England £12520 Year 1
Scotland £12520 Year 1
Wales £12520 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12520 Year 1

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