Our MSc Applied Economics has been designed in partnership with the business, consulting and policy communities for the aspiring professional economist.What sets this course apart from the other postgraduate taught courses in economics is that we focus on developing your technical and analytical skills alongside your practical experience of how these skills are used to solve real-world economic problems and inform decision-making in a variety of environments.Key highlights of the course
Our MSc Applied Economics has been designed in partnership with the business, consulting and policy communities for the aspiring professional economist.
What sets this course apart from the other postgraduate taught courses in economics is that we focus on developing your technical and analytical skills alongside your practical experience of how these skills are used to solve real-world economic problems and inform decision-making in a variety of environments.
Key highlights of the course include:
you'll study in the Strathclyde Business School – a Times Higher Education Business School of the Year - internationally respected as one of the most innovative and largest business schools of its kind in Europe
you’ll gain knowledge and understanding of the core principles of economic analysis and the experience in how to apply them. You'll acquire skills in economics, data analysis and modeling techniques, as well as key transferable skills in leadership, project management, problem solving, communication and negotiating that, are sought after by employers
the programme is delivered by staff of the Department of Economics. The department is the home of the Fraser of Allander Institute, a leading independent economic research institute. The institute plays a crucial role in the Economics MSc, offering at least three fees bursaries, teaching several classes and hosting at least three summer internships each year. With the institute never out of the media, the MSc in Applied Economics offers students a unique opportunity to engage with staff working at the cutting edge of applied economics research, industry engagement and policymaking. There will also be opportunities to publish articles on the Fraser of Allander Institute's blog and in the quarterly Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary report
the Practitioner seminar series within our Professional Development for Economists class provides you with opportunities to learn from senior figures in business, consultancy and government about the key economic issues of the day and their own journey to the top of their chosen career. Many of the speakers are our own graduates. This is complemented by a variety site visits that are arranged for you and give you insights into what it is like to work as an applied economist, from a range of perspectives
you'll have the option to take an elective class from a wide range offered across Strathclyde Business School and across the wider University. Particularly popular choices each year include classes in Management, Finance and Strategy
you may also choose to join the Strathclyde Business Network, a student group that facilitates interaction with business and industry leaders – including an annual conference which brings together students with leading businesses from across the UK
On completion of the course, you'll join a long list of distinguished graduates from the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde, many of whom have progressed to senior positions in business, consultation and public policy.
Aims & objectives
The programme will provide you with:
a comprehensive understanding of key economics concepts and theories
core skills in economic modelling and data analysis which can be used to inform decision-making
understanding of, and the ability to use, techniques of economic appraisal in a variety of contexts
experience in the application of economic analysis to day-to-day activities of public and private sector organisations
Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art teaching labs and social space specifically for our postgraduate students.
Where you'll study
16 Richmond Street
Glasgow, City Of