Economics is a social science that is involved in analysing the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. The subject is concerned with how economies work, and how various economic agents behave and/or interact. A Postgraduate Programme in Economics will probably include the following areas of study: economic history; business economics; rural economics; regional economics; finance; labour economics; macroeconomics (behaviour of the entire economy); and microeconomics (the behaviour of basic elements of the economy).
There is a vast range of Postgraduate Programmes in Economics available in the UK, and these are often run out of Business Schools that are affiliated to Universities. Courses range from general Master’s Programmes in Economics, eg the MSc in Economics at Loughborough University, to more specialised courses like the Master’s in Health Economics at the University of Aberdeen.
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Entry to Postgraduate Programmes in Economics
Successful applicants will generally be expected to hold a good bachelor degree (second-class Honours or above) from a recognised institution. Check with your preferred institution to see exactly what qualifications are required.
IELTS scores of 6.5–7.0 or TOEFL scores of 100-107 are usually needed. Because of ongoing changes in the law we advise international students to regularly check the UKBA website to make sure they can fulfil the necessary requirements. Most individual institutions also have useful information on the Tier 4 requirements for international students, and can offer assistance in terms of student queries about their specific English language requirements.
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How much will it cost?
A one-year taught master’s programme can cost anything between a few thousand pounds to well over £10,000, although there are different rates according to whether you are a European Union (EU) or non-EU student. Applications for funding or scholarships must be made well over a year in advance (information on the various institutional scholarships is available from the British Council website) and funding should always be arranged before you leave your home country.
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