Course Overview

Designed for graduates in economics related subject areas who are seeking an advanced programme to enhance career and/or further research opportunities. 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.

Key Features

  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014)
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment or further study within six months of graduating
  • High contact time – each module includes a 2-hour lecture (class sizes approximately 150 students) followed by a 1-hour seminar/tutorial (class sizes capped at 30) every single week. Interested in the facilities? Take a look at them here
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details. 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 180 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-D009Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Dissertation - Economics
MN-M029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Microeconomics
MN-M030Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Macroeconomics
MN-M037Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Research Methods
MN-M038Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics
Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select 60 credits (4 modules) from the following list of optional modules available in Semester 2:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-M563Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Development Economics
MN-M564Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Industrial Organisation
MN-M565Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Economics
MN-M567Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Monetary Economics
MN-M580Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Labour Economics

Description

Graduates may pursue a number of professional economist career pathway opportunities in the finance or management consulting industries.  The sophisticated and multi-faceted transferable skills acquired by the programme will also open doors or provide stepping-stones to a wide variety of other less specialist career paths in commerce, industry and academia.

Entry Requirements

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. A list of equivalent tests are provided here. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English you maybe exempt from this requirement – click here for further information.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of Pre-Master's training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification. Further details can be found here.

For students who fall significantly short of the general entry requirement we offer a Pre-Master’s programme via International College Wales Swansea that will allow you to enter our postgraduate programmes. Please click here for more details.

How To Apply

To apply for this programme, please follow the below link and you will be taken to the central University application system:

Make an application

Please note, students from Pakistan or Nigeria must apply via our in-country managers only.  Please visit the 'how to apply' sections of the country pages for contact details: Africa or Pakistan

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £8,050 £16,700

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Bay Campus

In September 2015 Swansea University became one university with two stunning campuses; located in acres of tranquil parkland and on the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay.  All programmes delivered by the School of Management are now taught at the Bay Campus both new and continuing students.

The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus features modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.

By Campus facilities include:

  • Central support services for students housed within the Tower Information Centre
  • State of the art library and resource centre
  • Students’ Union
  • The Great Hall – incorporating the Stanley Clarke Auditorium, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across Swansea Bay
  • Extensive catering and grocery provision including cafeterias, bar, supermarket, launderette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach for all to enjoy.

Scholarships

The School of Management offers Developing Futures Scholarship packages worth £3000 towards tuition fees.

For more information, please visit academic scholarships

Contact

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk