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Economics MSc

This course enables you to apply the modern theories, analytical skills, and data analytics to real world, contemporary and evolving problems.


The current pandemic has restructured the economy in many countries, which affects the labour market and unemployment. Current events such as Brexit and the regional trade agreements such as the CPTPP pose some questions of how globalization would evolve in the future. This course will give you the opportunity to discuss and propose solutions to these emerging problems.

During the course you will build strong transferable skills in relevant quantitative methods and statistical techniques. It allows you to develop the subject specific skills of quantification, evaluation and design to an advanced level and is supported by modules that provide you with an understanding of how to handle and organise data in a comprehensive way.

Employers value the transferable skills of well evidenced empirical analysis and economists that are numerate and able to communicate economic ideas in reports and public audits, as required in many professions that economists join.

Economics MSc at DMU responds to employer and student demands and the need for students to enhance their degree skills, for a very competitive employment market. The current state of the world economy has seen the subject of Economics being brought onto the centre stage of policy analysis and as such, graduates should be in a position to contribute to that analysis.

Key features

  • You will examine Macroeconomic issues from around the globe, within a coherent theoretical framework
  • Elements of game theory will be used to analysis of how microeconomic theories explain key decisions facing individuals, firms, and organisations and the likely responses to those decisions
  • This course provides you with 'hands on' training in the use, presentation and interpretation of economic data, including time series, cross-section and panel data. 
  • You will learn and apply new theories to discuss new and diverse topics such as Globalisation, Growth, Debt, Banking, Exchange Rates, Capital Inflows and Institutions in the context of Emerging Markets and Sustainability.


DMU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to help you realise your academic ambitions.

International student scholarships

Find out about available international scholarships or visit our fees and funding page for more information.

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  • EU/International

Programme code: L10073

Duration: 12 months

Start dates: September 2023

Fees and funding:

2022/23 tuition fees for UK students will be £9,950

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

 Programme code: L10073

Duration: 12 months

Start dates: September 2023

Fees and funding:

2022/23 tuition fees for EU and international students will be £17,200

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in economics, accounting, finance, politics, public policy, banking or any other business-related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

  • Block 1: Macroeconomics in a Global Context: Shocks, Policy Implications & Future directions 
  • Block 2: Microeconomics and Digital Markets: Competition, Innovation and Strategic Analysis
  • Block 3: Econometrics and Data Science: Programming, Modelling & Forecasting
  • Block 4: Contemporary topics in Global Economics: International Trade, Sustainability, and Emerging Markets
  • Block 5 & 6: Applied Economics Dissertation

See detailed module descriptions.

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.


Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of large group sessions, tutorials, online resources and formative assessments. Assessment is through group work for individual presentations, and research reports.  

You will be given feedback throughout the course to develop and improve your economic knowledge and skills development. Emphasis is placed on research and analytical skills through the use of assessments. The skills are built up gradually from the first block to the final block.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 2 hours of lectures, 6 hours of workshop and 2 hours of asynchronous activity each week.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. Wherever possible, students will be given home access to specialist software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

Find the people who will open doors for you

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DMU Global

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.


Graduate careers

The Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics has a strong work-related bias, offering professional, postgraduate and undergraduate courses.

You will develop an advanced understanding of economic issues for the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally, enhancing your career prospects with key skills sought after by many organisations.

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