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Strathclyde Business SchoolDepartment of Economics

Postgraduate study

We offer a number of postgraduate study options including Masters programmes and research degrees (PhD/MPhil/MRes) research degrees (PhD/MPhil/MRes)

Our taught Masters programmes are suitable for those wishing to develop their careers in a wide range of sectors, including in economics, finance, statistics, banking, energy, environment, health administration, government agencies, charities management, international agencies and NGOs.  They are offered on a 12 month full-time basis or 24 months part-time basis with flexible learning options.

MSc Applied Economics

The MSc in Applied Economics is designed for the aspiring professional Economist in business, consultancy or public policy. Our innovative teaching programme will provide you with a foundation in economics concepts and economic analysis and will then focus on developing your ability to apply the 'Economists toolkit' to a range of real-world problems. You’ll learn how to use analytical frameworks to make complex problems understandable and you'll develop a range of skills and gain experience in applying these skills and in communicating your findings so that you are able to progress to building a successful career as an applied Economist.

Alongside the classes that focus on building a strong grounding in economics, our unique Professional Development for Economists class will equip you with a range of skills in project management, communication, problem solving, negotiating and leadership which are highly valued by employers.

The MSc in Applied Economics is offered within Strathclyde Business School, the Times Higher Education's UK Business School of the Year 2016, by the Department of Economics, home to the renowned Fraser of Allander Institute. While studying with us you’ll have a unique opportunity to learn from practitioners in business, consultancy and government through our guest lecture programme and site visits.

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MSc Economics & Finance

Appreciating the interaction between the disciplines of Economics & Finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in and training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants.

The aim of the programme is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand, and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world.

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MSc Economics & Policy of Energy & Climate Change

The MSc Economics & Policy of Energy & Climate Change aims to produce future leaders in the sectors of energy and climate change. The course addresses the complex and increasingly more extreme challenges and uncertainties that industries, economies, governments and societies face.

By the end of the programme, you'll be well equipped to understand these, and have the knowledge to adapt to this changing context. The course offers excellent opportunities to network with energy and climate change specialists from a broad range of organisations.

We've designed the course to maximise the opportunities for industry engagement. The course covers areas of particular strengths of the Department of Economics, with a focus on energy and climate change. Through the Fraser of Allander Institute, the department also boasts research expertise in applying economic knowledge in the policy field.

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Postgraduate Research and the Applied Economics Centre for Doctoral Training

PhD and MPhil degrees can also be studied within the Department of Economics.  Further information on our areas of expertise, entry requirements and the application process can be found on our PGR pages.

Further information and application:

As a PhD student in the Economics Department you automatically become a member of our Applied Economics Centre for Doctoral Training, click below for further information:

Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics

The Scottish Graduate Programme combines the research and teaching expertise of the eight established Scottish Universities (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Herriot-Watt, St Andrews, Stirling, Dundee, Aberdeen and Strathclyde) to provide graduate students with a high quality and thorough training in economics and to furnish them with all the skills of the modern professional economist.

The Scottish Graduate Programme comprises an MSc (Masters) course taken at the University of Edinburgh and optionally three years further study towards a PhD (Doctorate) at any of the participating universities.

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Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117


Strathclyde Business School
University of Strathclyde
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