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MEconMaster in Economics

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

We take economic decisions every day of our lives, and in turn are affected by the decisions of other people and institutions. Economics is the study of these decisions and actions. Studying the way economic processes work helps us to understand the society in which we live.

The programme offers you the opportunity to study Economics in depth. This will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of economic theory and its application necessary to pursue a career as a professional economist in the private or public sectors.

Students who are eligible for a Student Loan can obtain loans for all four years of the course, including the Masters year. It is not possible to obtain a student loan for a standalone Masters degree. Students who are enrolled on an M.Econ degree can usually convert it to a BSc. Economics if they choose to finish their degree a year early. The M.Econ is not part of the minors programme, whilst the BSc. Economics can be taken with a minor subject.

The programme aims:

*to equip you with a rigorous and thorough knowledge and understanding of the core areas of economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods;
*to enable you to apply economic analysis to issues and policy problems in different areas of economics;
*to equip you with depth in knowledge and understanding of the workings of the economy;
*to equip you with the conceptual and analytic tools required of a professional economist, and to provide opportunities for the development and application of these tools;
*to provide you with a thorough grounding in the research methods of economics;
*to develop critical and evaluative thinking in the context of economics;
*to enable you to develop, through the study of economics, a range of skills and abilities that will contribute to your effectiveness as a professional economist;
*to support you in becoming an independent learner, and in planning your studies and subsequent career.

Programme structure

Module choices in year one are dependent on whether you have studied economics at A level. Eight modules are studied each year, with four in each semester. During year three you will study a dissertation, equivalent to two modules, which is a piece of independent research on a topic of your choice spread over both semesters. During year four you will study an advanced research project which is comprised of two pieces of work, the first associated with quantitative methods and would be of an empirical nature, and the second piece will be associated with another module you are studying.

Career opportunities

Banking
Insurance and reinsurance
Accountancy
Market research
Economist
Actuary
Financial analyst
Money market dealer

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States