MSc Economics – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

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Our MSc in Economics will provide you with rigorous training in the three main strands of economics:

  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • econometrics

Alongside these core topics, you will be able to explore specialist areas to enhance your skills around your interests and career aspirations. These include:

  • macroeconomic or public policy economics
  • banking
  • investment decision-making
  • environmental and behavioural economics
  • machine learning methods in economics

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.

Gain important career skills

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • analyse economic and financial data and critically evaluate existing research
  • understand the key issues surrounding major economic debates and contribute to these
  • apply economic concepts to specific economic and social policy questions
  • formulate an original research question and write at an academic level

We limit student numbers on this course to ensure a collegiate atmosphere and a high degree of interaction between students and lecturers.

Dissertation or Practice Track

You can choose to do a dissertation on an economic area that interests you or that is most useful in your career. This will allow you to apply your newly acquired knowledge to a specific problem or debate.

The Practice Track is an alternative to the dissertation. You’ll work on a consultancy or research-based project with an external organisation, helping them to address a real-world business challenge. You’ll conduct appropriate research and data analysis (if necessary), before presenting your findings as a written report and presentation.

Practice Track project numbers are limited each year. You will need to apply for a suitable project with one of our external partners. If you can’t secure a suitable project, you will complete a dissertation instead.

Graduate prospects

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and abilities required to secure work as a professional economist in government, research units or commercial enterprises. It also provides suitable preparation for doctoral study and future careers in academia.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in a number of different roles within economics across the world. These include:

  • Principal Case Officer, Competition and Markets Authority (UK)
  • Economic Advisor, Department for Education (UK)
  • Chief Analyst, Enterprise Lithuania
  • Senior Tax Consultant, KPMG (Kazakhstan)
  • Investment Manager, private equity company (Czech Republic)
  • Director, Regional Sector Research, Emirates NBD Global Markets and Treasury Department (United Arab Emirates)

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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