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Masters in Economics

Intensive, rewarding and inspiring: our Masters in Economics degrees are recognised around the world for their quality and real world relevance. Our world-class faculty have created a programme that will challenge and stimulate you, equipping you with both the academic and analytical skills you will need for an international career.

Tackle this diverse subject from an array of stimulating viewpoints and gain the foundation you need for a rewarding career.

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Duration
12 months


Highlights
Investment Club; Bloomberg terminals; International opportunities

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Mode of Study
Full-time


Diversity
14 different nationalities enrolled

Economics

Our Masters in Economics is designed to help you build an exciting career in economics and related disciplines, whether you choose to work in the private or public sector. Throughout the programme, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of complex economic theories and investigate how they play out in real world of business.

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Core modules

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Dissertation

Plus one of the following pairings

  • Econometrics I and Econometrics II
  • Econometrics I and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

Four elective modules chosen from a wide selection. Electives vary from year to year but in the past have included: Behavioural Finance and Economics; Development Economics; Econometrics II; Environmental Economics and Policy; Environmental Valuation; Experimental Economics and Finance; Game Theory; Industrial Organisation; International Economics; International Finance; Market Microstructure; Microeconometrics; Monetary Economics; Money and Banking; Natural Resource Management; Public Choice; Public Economics.

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

If you’re looking for career-focused, advanced economics training in the context of the environment and natural resources, then our Masters in Environmental and Resource Economics is for you. With a strong analytical and quantitative focus, the course takes a detailed look at economic decision making in this specialist field and offers you the opportunity to study topics of relevance to both developed and developing economies.

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Core modules

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Valuation
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Dissertation

Plus one of the following pairings:

  • Econometrics I and Econometrics II
  • Econometrics I and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

One elective module chosen from a wide selection. Electives vary from year to year but in the past have included: Behavioural Finance and Economics; Econometrics II; Development Economics; Experimental Economics and Finance; Game Theory; Industrial Organisation; International Economics; International Finance; Market Microstructure; Microeconometrics; Monetary Economics; Money and Banking; Public Choice; Public Economics.

Experimental Economics

Our Masters in Experimental Economics focuses on behaviour. Specifically, the ways in which key economic theories and practices can be used to analyse and explain the behaviour of individuals, firms and governments. Throughout the programme, you’ll study how the findings of research in behavioural and experimental economics help shape decision making processes in the private and public sectors.

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Core modules

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Behavioural Finance and Economics
  • Experimental Economics and Finance
  • Dissertation

Plus one of the following pairings:

  • Econometrics I and Econometrics II
  • Econometrics I and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

Two elective modules chosen from a wide selection. Electives vary from year to year but in the past have included: Development Economics; Econometrics II; Environmental Economics and Policy; Environmental Valuation; Game Theory; Industrial Organisation; International Economics; International Finance; Market Microstructure; Microeconometrics; Monetary Economics; Money and Banking; Natural Resource Management; Public Choice; Public Economics.

Public Economics

The Masters in Public Economics puts the focus on decision making within firms and governments. In the context of key economic theories and practices, you’ll investigate how governments take decisions about taxes and public expenditure; how government policies affect individuals’ and firms’ behaviour; and the role of governments in solving market failures.

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Core modules

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Public Choice
  • Public Economics
  • Dissertation

Plus one of the following pairings:

  • Econometrics I and Econometrics II
  • Econometrics I and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

Two elective modules chosen from a wide selection. Electives vary from year to year but in the past have included: Behavioural Finance and Economics; Development Economics; Econometrics II; Environmental Economics and Policy; Environmental Valuation; Experimental Economics and Finance; Game Theory; Industrial Organisation; International Economics; International Finance; Market Microstructure; Microeconometrics; Monetary Economics; Money and Banking; Natural Resource Management.

What our students think

"The Masters in Economics programme at Durham gave me the opportunity to acquire a profound knowledge of economics as a result of the outstanding curriculum and prominent faculty members.

The intensive training and competition with the best students from around the world, together with my hard work, allowed me to graduate with distinction."


Juyeon Lee

Life at the Business School

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