A Masters in Economics degree is a postgraduate course taken mainly by economics graduates to broaden their knowledge of economics and its surrounding topics. This degree is a quantitative degree and so students must be competent in several areas of maths. This course is aimed at those students with an existing academic background of mathematics and economics.
You are advised to speak with the university you are applying to for a full breakdown of entry requirements; however, it is quite common for most universities to expect applicants to have gained at least a 2:1 in economics or another related subject. If the university ranks highly in league table rankings it is also possible that they would expect a first class honours.
Other entry requirements could include a personal statement, references to show academic and professional competence and admissions interviews. To help you understand postgraduate interviews we have put together an article for the top 10 questions that are likely to pop up and the best ways that you can answer them: Top 10 Postgraduate Interview Questions.
After completing a postgraduate economics degree, graduates can enter a vast array of industries using their economics knowledge and transferable skills gained throughout the degree programme. Popular economics related job roles include:
- Professional economist
- Economic expert
- Financial consultant
- Economic researcher
- Data analyst
Alternative job roles could include:
- Business manager
- HR management
- Market researcher