Postgraduate Course

Applied Economics

Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde

Course Options
  • MScFull-timeSeptember12 monthsGBP 17000
  • MScPart-timeSeptember24 months
Course Information

Why this course?

You'll learn all about the fundamental principles of economic analysis. You'll also gain the skills to apply insights obtained from these principles in particular context such as:

  • acquiring and analysing information
  • supporting decision-making
  • problem solving
  • policy making in private and public sector organisations

The course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in areas such as economics, banking, energy, central and local government, charities and management.

If you're already working in one of these areas, the course will enhance your effectiveness by developing skills in data analysis, decision-making, policy formation and communication.

Aims & objectives

The programme will provide you with:

  • a good understanding of micro and macroeconomic theory
  • experience in the application of relevant economic theory to policy development and decision making in public and private sector organisations
  • an appreciation of the nature and functioning of markets, institutions and policy-making environments that condition and shape policy choices
  • a good working knowledge of statistical and econometric modelling techniques that support analysis and decision-making
  • skills in the methods and techniques of economic appraisal of projects and programmes

You'll study

There's two semesters of core and elective modules, followed by a dissertation.

Core modules

  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Further Topics in Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics for the Business Environment
  • Macroeconomics for the Global Business Environment
  • Analysis of Economic Data
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Principles of Economic Appraisal
  • Economic Appraisal of Programmes & Policies

Elective modules

You must choose four modules from the list below. You can substitute two modules for classes offered elsewhere in the Business School. You'll choose from:

  • Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • International Trade & Policy
  • Games of Strategy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Energy Economics


Dissertation topics can be chosen from within the broad range of issues covered on the programme.

Entry Requirements For This Course

Contact Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde to find course entry requirements.

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