Our MSc Economics course has been designed to give you an in-depth understanding of economic concepts, principles and techniques by focusing on the application of economics to contemporary real-world issues. You will be encouraged to 'think like an economist' through the application of economic ideas and methods drawn from a range of alternative perspectives. The choice of our MSc Economics course or MSc Economics and Investment banking course opens up a wide range of career paths.
Why choose this course?
By focusing on the application of economics, the course is designed to have broad appeal and is aimed at students who have previously studied business, finance, economics, social sciences or a quantitatively-based subject. For students who have previously studied undergraduate economics the course provides not only an opportunity to develop subject knowledge further but also a proficiency in undertaking applied economic analysis together with an understanding of different economic perspectives and traditions. For those who have studied a related undergraduate degree, the course provides an exciting opportunity to study economic analysis delivered in an accessible way. It will enable you to develop highly sought-after analytical and problem-solving skills associated with economics.
Work Placement Opportunity
You may be able to add a years' work placement, making your master's a two year course. It'e a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career.
How you're taught
Study and support
Teaching and learning methods are centred around interactive workshops which are highly participative in nature and will employ case studies, discussions, business simulations and group activities.
Interactivity is key to our teaching and we are committed to providing courses that adopt teaching methods that are appropriate to the student cohort and the specific modules.
We ensure that support and guidance is in place, especially during the early stages of the course and assessment periods, to help you become comfortable with operating in a student-centred learning environment.
A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research-based projects.
The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.
All our courses begin with a comprehensive development programme that will help you prepare for your studies and develop key academic and transferable skills. A key feature is a short residential team-building course, normally in the Peak District.
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You will also have opportunities to meet members of the teaching team and other postgraduate students, receive detailed programme information, and gain valuable support and guidance from the library, careers service, international office and Student Support Services.
In-sessional English language support
In-sessional English language support classes are available to all international (non-EU) students studying on degree courses at NTU. There is no extra charge for these classes.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
- enhance your communication skills
- enrich your experience when travelling abroad
- boost your career prospects.
Find out more about the University Language Programme.
We are continually investing in our facilities, and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere.
The School is based in the impressive Newton building on NTU's City site. In 2009 the building was involved in a GBP90 million regeneration project on the site. While maintaining its historic beauty, the Grade II listed building was transformed into an ultra-modern complex.
- You can take advantage of the Link Lounge, a space dedicated to Business School students, located on floor seven of the Newton building.
- Explore your career prospects with the help of the University's Employability Team.
- You will benefit from spacious teaching rooms and lecture theatres.
- We provide students with a variety of social spaces.
- Your studies will benefit from the GBP13 million Boots Library.
- You can take advantage of our 24-hour IT facilities.
- Our Student Services Centre will also be on-hand should you need support.
The location of the City site also means that you have easy access to:
- sports facilities
- student accommodation
- music venues
Careers and employability
Placement year opportunities
You can choose to add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career. We have extensive links with corporate partners who can offer placements, so we can guide you in your placement search, and help you to find and apply for a suitable post, you must take up the Business Research Project in Semester Three.
If you are unable to take a full year's placement, but have completed at least 36 weeks, you can qualify for a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience.
This route equips you for high-level careers in diverse organisations worldwide, including those in finance and retail. Your role might involve information generation, consultancy or planning.
As an integral part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness.
Helping you find your feet after university
Following graduation, we will continue to support you by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career.
Our Employability Team are here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.
Services they provide include:
- finding placements, internships and part-time work
- helping you to pursue self-employment
- advice on taking gap years and time out
- help to get into volunteering
- information on further study.