This MSc is intended to equip students with the tools of the professional economist, for work in government, international organizations, business, or as preparation for economics research. Each year, approximately one-third of graduates go onto work in the private sector, one-third to the public sector and international organizations, and one-third to pursue further education. The degree is based on rigorous training in core areas of economics and an optional specialization. Although extensive use is made of mathematics, this is primarily to facilitate analysis (students interested in a more mathematically oriented course should apply for the MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics).
This degree can also be taken over two years for those students whose first degree did not specialize in economics. Students who successfully complete the examinations in the preliminary year will be awarded a Diploma in Economics, and those meeting the required standard will be permitted to proceed to the MSc.