UK applicants to the MSc programmes require a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with at least upper second-class Honours, or equivalent, with a significant quantitative component. Applicants with a very good Bachelor's degree in another quantitative discipline, such as mathematics, statistics, engineering or physics, may also be considered. Admission is competititve. Degrees in Business Studies/Business Administration or Accounting are not appropriate preparation for our MSc programmes in Economics.
Students entering the MSc are required to take an intensive, two-week refresher Maths and Statistics Course at the start of term, but all applicants should be proficient with matrix algebra, multi-variate calculus and optimization techniques before they arrive. The Mathematics and Statistics self-assessment tool.
Applicants whose first degree is from outside the UK must possess a similar level of training and qualifications as UK degree-holding applicants. Applicants also need to demonstrate competence in English at the "Good" level before the start of the course and preferably at the time of application.
Applicants who studied for their undergraduate degree at a university outside the UK must supply GRE scores. The quantitative GRE score must be 155 or above, the verbal score must be 150 or above, and the analytical score must be 3.5 or above (post-August 2011 scores). Please upload a copy of your GRE score report with your online application or upload a page that states the date for which you have registered to take the GRE test.