This masters degree will:
- develop your understanding of the economics of education
- assess the benefits and costs of education to individuals and society
- evaluate economic policies in developing and developed countries
- evaluate and critique the ways in which economists have applied economic principles to education and education policy-making.
This masters degree provides the opportunity to:
- examine relationships between education and its benefits to individuals and society
- apply key economic concepts, methods and ideas to education policy in both developing and developed countries
- analyse and carry out research in your own field of work.
People who would like to work in educational planning or policy, to engage in research in educational finance or economics, or to extend their understanding of the economic and financial aspects of education.Entry requirements
A good first degree or equivalent that includes some economics. If your qualification is in another subject, you should also have appropriate experience of working in education.Core topics
- Economic perspectives on education policy
- The economic value of education
- Related topics
- Quantitative analysis
- Planning for education and development.
By coursework and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.Attendance
Face-to-face afternoon or evening sessions (timings may vary).Where do our students go?
Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:
- policy analysts in ministries of education or their associated agencies in countries around the world
- university tutors and researchers
- teachers and senior leaders in schools
- researchers in educational charities.
For more information, please see our programme prospectus
Please note that we also offer the MSc in Economics of Education. The MSc is distinct because it is a research masters programme that is intended to develop economic and quantitative research skills to prepare individuals for further research.
- Economic Perspectives Of Education Policy
- The Economic Value of Education
- Planning for Education and Development
- Understanding Education Policy