You have an interest in the world economy and in how economics can help us understand the world around us.Well trained economists are highly sought after in the labour market and are employed by consultancy firms, the government economic service, financial institutions, and other international organizations and businesses (even the tech giants).You want to combine an advanced understanding of core economics and the latest developments in economics with the opportunity to specialise in economic theory, applied economics, or economic history
Economics is about how people make choices in conditions of resource scarcity and the results of these choices for society. It's about understanding the world around us and our place in it.
If you are interested in advanced study in economics that is 'post-crisis' in both structure and content, delivered at one of the UK's leading universities, then this degree is for you. The core modules develop your understanding of key economic concepts, ideas, tools and techniques, including the latest developments in micro, macro, applied econometrics, behavioural economics, the economics of labour markets and social policy and economic history. You can then specialise further in economic theory, applied economics (policy and institutions), or economic history. You will spend the summer combining your knowledge and skills to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice under personal supervision of a member of the Queen's faculty. On successful completion of this Masters you will have a deep understanding of the world economy past and present and the advanced analytical and quantitative skills that are so highly sought after by employers.
Economics is ranked 16th in the UK (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)
World Class Facilities
- Weekly training sessions in our state of the art computer lab will help you to develop your data analytical skills using market-leading econometrics software such as STATA.
Internationally Renowned Experts
- In addition to working with Queen's own expert faculty, students have the opportunity to learn from external international experts in their fields who come to Queen's to give seminars and master classes. You will also hear guest lectures from industry professionals, with opportunities to network afterwards.
- Economics, and the way economics is taught, is changing. This new programme, with its emphasis on using cutting-edge economic analysis to understand the world today and our behaviour within it, places you at the forefront of this advance.
- You will cover all the core elements (compulsory modules) you need for an advanced understanding of economics and to develop you analytical and quantitative skill set, but you will also have the flexibility to tailor the course to your personal interests and career aspirations.
The MSc Economics at Queen's University Belfast is an intensive postgraduate course offering students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of economic theory, its application to a wide range of critical real-world issues, and the practical skills needed to excel as a professional economist or in PhD level study in economics.
Prof Duncan McVicar