Whether or not you've studied economics before, we've got a course for you.
Want to do a PhD? We can help you. Our course provides you
with the necessary tools to pursue research at a PhD level
whilst also giving you key skills for a career in academia, from
one of Europe's leading economics departments.
How should trade be managed to promote both social welfare
and the interests of workers and firms? How should merger policy
be managed to balance the interests of merging firms and others
that share the industry? How should financial markets and
financial instruments be designed to promote economic stability
MSc - applied economics
This popular flagship course provides an advanced level of
understanding in the techniques of economic analysis. It is a
widely recognised route into PhD studies at Essex and other
universities and also can lead to jobs in finance, business and
the public sector.
MSc Behavioural Economics
How do we make decisions about markets, businesses and customers? What's the science behind these decisions? How does an understanding of human
behaviour make better policies? What's the impact of sales practices on customers? How do behavioural biases in customers impact how much they'll pay for a product or service?
Behavioural economics is one of the fastest growing areas in economics in recent years. Insights inform business and public policy alike - we investigate the human and social factors
influencing decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors.
Be a lab assistant
We offer two of our students on this course the chance to
undertake work experience as a lab assistant in
ESSEXLab, our state-of-the-art social science lab at our
MSc Applied Economics and Data Analysis
This course is data-orientated with an applied focus and is
run jointly with our Institute for Social and Economic Research
(ISER), which specialises in the analysis of household and
labour market data.
MSc Economics and Econometrics
Would you like to undertake advanced study in quantitative
analysis in an environment of research excellence? This popular
course emphasises the foundations of econometrics and its
application to a wide range of topics in economics.
MSc International Economics
Would you like to develop expertise in theoretical and
applied issues of international economic relations? Our course
gives you this knowledge, plus a critical awareness of the
integration of theory, data, and analysis in relation to
MSc Management Economics
This course trains you to use economics in managerial
decisions and in the analysing of strategic interaction among
firms. We combine theory and applications to provide you with a
unique combination of business knowledge and economic skills.
MSc - finance
MSc Money and Banking
Why are banking and finance so important for our economy? How
do banks work? How do their activities affect business cycle
fluctuations or even economic crises? And how can economic
policy, particularly monetary policy, steer the banking sector
and the overall economy towards desirable outcomes?
MSc Accounting and Financial Economics
Are you interested in studying within our highly ranked
Department and well respected Essex Business School? This course
offers compulsory modules evenly split between both.
MSc Computational Economics, Financial Markets
The financial crisis and global recession have triggered a
search for new perspectives in economics training that can deal
with the challenges posed by highly interconnected and
globalised financial and industrial organisations.
MSc Financial and Business Economics
Careers in business and finance often require an economic
approach, which this course provides by allowing you to study
the economical principles that are at the heart of finance and
business, and to develop an awareness of their applications.
MSc Financial Economics
Are you interested in finance and its economic foundations?
The emphasis of this course is on the ways that economic
reasoning can inform and illuminate the financial
decision-making of investors and the financial choices made by
MSc Financial Econometrics
This new course combines a practical approach to finance with
a strong theoretical approach in econometrics, and is taught
jointly by Essex Business School and our Department of Economics
MSc Financial Economics and Econometrics
This specialised course includes in-depth theoretical and
applied aspects of econometrics to complement subjects in
financial markets and corporate finance.
PG Diploma Statistics and Econometrics
Graduate Diploma Economics
Although these diplomas are stand-alone qualifications, they
are designed to enable you to proceed to an MSc programme in
your following academic year. They comprise of 120 credits taken
in one academic year.
This course is administered by our Essex Pathways Department.
One Masters not enough for you?
We offer a number of postgraduate taught double degrees with our
international partners. These degrees are 1+1 progression arrangements where you
work for two Master's degrees, one at Essex and another at a prestigious
university across the globe.
Normally, a single Masters degree in Europe would take you two years to
complete. Our double degrees allow you to gain two Masters in two years, a year
less than studying them separately.
This unique opportunity gives you experience of different cultures, preparing
you for an international career, or for a PhD. You also gain a competitive edge
when applying for jobs once you leave Essex.
Our double degrees in the Department of Economics are joint with the
University of Hamburg and
University of Konstanz in Germany. To find out more, contact Julie Oliver at