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What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

ECONOMICS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies.

Your MSc Economics programme will give you the skills to forge a thriving career in a competitive environment across a variety of sectors.

Your next role could be in any of these:

  • Investment banking
  • Management consultancy
  • Politics

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.

Which department am I in?

Economics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,450.00 (US$ 25,385) per year
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Bay Campus

Fabian Way,

Swansea,

SA1 8EN, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: Bachelor with CGPA 3.7 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 1st Class; Bachelor with CGPA 3.2 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 2.1 standard; Bachelor with CGPA 2.6 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 2.2 standard. IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each part of the test (or equivalent).

For international students

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Swansea University

A dual campus university, Swansea University boasts excellent teaching, research and outstanding student support.

  • Rated in the top 30 UK research universities (REF 2014-21)
  • Awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • UK Top 15 for career prospects (Complete University Guide)
  • Among the top 10 safest places to study in the UK