UCL Department of Economics



Our two MSc programmes give a thorough understanding of cutting-edge techniques in theoretical & applied Economics and in Finance. You’ll undertake a three-month dissertation, applying these skills to a project of your choice. Recent graduates have gone on to PhDs, research institutes and careers across the public and private sectors.

MSc Economics

You'll be equipped with the tools to understand the rapidly changing, and uncertain modern world economy.

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Programme Overview

Understand the structure of the programme, including module options, exams and the 3-month dissertation. 

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Entry Requirements and Funding

Understand the skills you'll need to succeed on this programme and opportunities to apply for financial support


Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled the most commonly asked questions from prospective students to help you with your application.

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Economics Careers

Find out more about where our graduates have gone after graduation and careers support at UCL.

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Student Voices

"The MSc was fantastic preparation for my present work. I...use the analytical skills...on a daily basis."

MSc Finance

Managed by the School of Management, this is a specialist master’s degree designed for those targeting finance as a professional career. You can find out more about the programme via the Frequently Asked Questions page.