Economics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 12 k Foreign:$ 21.4 k  
251–300 place StudyQA ranking:4225 Duration:1 year

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Do you want a high flying, well paid economics career in government, business or finance? Do you have excellent critical thinking and analytical skills and are you a good communicator?

Economics plays an important role in the business world providing an understanding of the motives and actions of customers, suppliers, competitors, employers and financiers. It’s also crucial for informing the strategic and operational decision making of managers and directors. On this degree, you’ll acquire transferrable skills that will make you highly sought after by employers across the public and private sectors, and accelerate you into a high earning career.

Your MSc Economics programme at Swansea University is designed for graduates in economics related subject areas who are looking for an advanced programme to enhance their career or explore further research opportunities.

You will develop the skills and expertise required of the professional economist, whilst developing your ability to understand and conduct innovative research in both theoretical and applied situations.

The sophisticated and multi-faceted transferable skills you’ll acquire on this course will open doors or provide stepping-stones to a wide variety of other less specialist career paths in commerce, industry and academia.

Why study here?

  • Economics is ranked in the UK Top 10 for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • Economics is ranked in the UK Top 5 for Graduate Salaries (Complete University Guide 2017)
  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have industry and academic knowledge
  • Our staff regularly advise organisations and government agencies with policy development and economic research and publish international learning research journals
  • Swansea University was voted What Uni? Student Choice Award 2017 Winner -Postgraduate study
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014) 
  • Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus

Your Economics experience

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects.

You will have unlimited one to one bespoke careers advice from our dedicated careers team. You can go on a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or the Week of Work initiative.

We have strong links with a range of high-profile organisations including Dell and Ernst and Young.

All our students benefit from co-location with industry at the innovative Bay Campus, working alongside companies such as Fujitsu, in facilities that boast dedicated teaching space and study areas, and extensive IT facilities equipped with the latest hardware and specialist software.

You will study a range of compulsory and optional modules in semesters one and two of this course, before undertaking an independent project/dissertation in your third semester.

Modules typically include: Econometrics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.  There are also optional modules you can study.

Compulsory modules

  • Dissertation - Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Research Methods
  • Econometrics

Optional modules 

  • Development Economics           
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Monetary Economics   
  • Labour Economics        
  • Contending Perspectives in Economics

Students must attain a minimum 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an economics related undergraduate degree. Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5. A list of equivalent tests is provided here. 

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement, we offer a range of Pre-Master's training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification.

Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

The School of Management also has a dedicated in-house careers team offering additional support.
During your time with us, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Join our Employability Mentoring scheme and get mentored by an employer who can help you with the transition from student to working professional
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our seminars and events
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in our Business in the Bay competition and compete against other university students
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