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If you‘re looking to study and analyse pressing economic problems using advanced data analytic techniques, the MSc Economics with Data Analytics is for you. The Department of Economics and the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering have created a joint course that allows you to develop the economic and computational tools to not just isolate problems but also develop sophisticated evidence-based answers.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn the essentials of economics, so you can build a grounding to analyse economic problems, you will then build on this knowledge with programming skills. We combine these two approaches in a series of applications that allow you to access and process big data using advanced econometrics and also apply computational techniques to questions of financial economics and macroeconomics.
Our MSc Economics with Data Analytics allows you to build a theoretical understanding of how to approach economic problems, together with computational skills, with the opportunity of applying these research skills in applications by studying topics such as:
With this course you also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions and achieve a dual award, which means you’ll receive two Masters degrees in two years. Find out more on our dual award webpage.
Study and work alongside some of the most prominent social scientists of our time. Our researchers are at the forefront of their field and have even received MBEs, with students coming from across the globe to study, research or work with us.
Many of our researchers also provide consultancy services to central banks and government agencies, helping us to develop research for today's society as well as informing our teaching for the future.
After completing your Masters with us, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree –many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.
Alternatively, you may choose to initiate your professional career. Our course will prepare you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level. Our recent Master’s level Economics and CSEE graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations like The Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund.
We also work with the university’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.
A degree with an overall 2.2 in a discipline related to economics such as: Economics, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Physics or any other degree with a strong maths component.
The Degree should contain some economics components including Macroeconomics; Microeconomics or Econometrics.
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Our course is structured to combine theory, methods and applications in different departments with special emphasis in research methods. A combination of compulsory and optional modules gives you a flexible structure. Below is just one example structure from the current academic year of a combination of modules you could take. Your course structure could differ based on the modules you choose.
Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore all modules listed are subject to change. View the compulsory modules and full list of optional modules currently on offer, please view the programme specification via the link below.
The example structure below is representative of this course if taken full-time. If you choose to study part-time, the modules will be split across 2 years.
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
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