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Economics

MSc
  • Option 1 year full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

Studying Economics masters degree at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research centres. Students 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. We have an impressive employment record, 90% of our students have jobs in six months.

This is a challenging degree and to ensure all students are ready we hold a two week pre-sessional course. Throughout your studies you will gain a strong grounding in core areas of economics and have the flexibility to specialise, in areas such as: political economy, financial econometrics  and decision theory and behaviour. 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 combined 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 in 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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