MSc Economics

Programme Director: Dr Yunus Aksoy

This programme provides students with a solid grounding in advanced empirical and analytical methods used in policy, commercial and academic work in economics. The programme assumes that students are familiar with the basic concepts in economics and instead focuses on developing students’ ability to do original applied work using advanced methods.

The Birkbeck MSc Economics:

  • familiarises students with advanced concepts and techniques used in economic analysis, allowing them to access and evaluate current research output in academic journals and in the public and commercial domain;
  • provides the ability to use methods of economic analysis and related techniques in practical and professional contexts;
  • examines the issues behind current controversies in economics and finance;
  • trains students in quantitative skills and requires them to combine their theoretical and quantitative understanding in an original piece of applied work.

The course is demanding and challenging. We expect all of our entering MSc students to be competent with intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, multivariable calculus, linear algebra and statistics. Prospective students without the necessary prerequisites should apply for the 1-year Graduate Diploma in Economics programme which prepares students for the MSc.

The structure of the MSc Economics programme at Birkbeck reflects the long-running experience in cutting-edge, research-led evening teaching at Birkbeck. The programme is open to both full-time (one year) and part-time students (two years) and offers a rigorous training in economics.

Having completed the course, graduates go on to careers in banking and finance or become economic advisors in private and public sectors or continue to study for a doctorate.

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General enquiries and questions concerning admissions should be directed to the Programme Administrator:

Naomi Mintrum
Tel: 020 7631 6429
Fax: 020 7631 6416
Email: n.mintrum@bbk.ac.uk

Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX.