MSc Applied Economics – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

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Gain a strong grounding in advanced economics, with a focus on the application of economic theory and policy analysis in contemporary real-world settings.

Closely related to our MSc Economics course, MSc Applied Economics takes a more practical approach to the subject to prepare you for a range of professional roles in the field of economics.

If you want to specialise in finance or banking, you may be more suited to our MSc Applied Economics with Banking and Financial Markets course.

Tailor your degree

You’ll receive rigorous training in all the main aspects of economics – such as microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics – with a focus on their application to contemporary economic challenges and issues.

Alongside the study of economic theory, you can select from a range of supplementary topics to tailor the course to your personal interests and career aspirations. These may include:

  • behavioural economics and finance
  • environmental and natural resource economics
  • economics of politics
  • macroeconomic policy and institutions
  • applied financial economics
  • economics of banking and financial institutions
  • financial markets and investment banking
  • machine learning applications in economics and finance

You’ll have access to some of the latest industry-standard statistical, mathematical and econometric software in our computer labs, including EViews, Stata, Matlab and Python.

Access to top-tier international databases will allow you to access up-to-the-minute data on real-world trends to enhance your learning experience.

Policy briefs or dissertation

The course culminates with either a project, in the form of two policy briefs, or a traditional dissertation. Both options give you the opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge to a specific economic area or debate that interests you or is relevant to your career aspirations.

Graduate prospects

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical abilities required to work in various careers within economics. These include banking, consulting, governmental organisations and research institutions. It also provides suitable preparation for doctoral study and future roles in academia.

Common graduate roles in applied economics include:

  • applied economist
  • civil servant
  • consultant
  • financial analyst
  • investment banker
  • risk analyst

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International students

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