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Economics (2 year course)

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Economics (2 year course)

MSc
  • Option 2 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019
  • Campus Egham

The course

Studying Economics at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research centres. This programme provides you with an opportunity to study a portfolio of courses in the first year designed to bring you up to the entry standard for the Masters degree; ideal if you have graduated from disciplines other than Economics or if you have some background in Economics and wish to deepen your understanding of the discipline. You will receive rigorous training in the analysis of economics and graduate with the tools of the professional economist so that you are ready for your chosen career path, whether in government, the private and financial services sectors or further research in economics.

In the first year you will study undergraduate level courses and in the second year, subject to progression, you will progress to the 1-year long Masters in Economics. Throughout your studies you will gain a strong grounding in core areas of economics and have the flexibility to specialise in areas such as public economics, labour economics or theoretical economics. On graduation you will have the ability to solve theoretical and/or applied problems in economic policy, critically evaluate current research, develop simplifying frameworks for studying the real world and to be able to appreciate what would be an appropriate level of abstraction for a range of economic issues.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates.  Our courses follow a coherent and developmental structure which we combine with an effective and flexible approach to study.

  • Excellent career prospects with economics graduates having an impressive employment record and starting salaries amongst the highest in the country.
  • Being part of a small group of around 30 students means you’ll have close contact with the academic staff and you'll receive individual support from the course director.
  • Use our in-house economics experiments laboratory to carry out research.
7th

Ranking the UK for economics research excellence

Source: THE REF institutions ranked by subject, 2014

Top 4

University of London economics department

Source: THE REF institutions ranked by subject, 2014

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