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MScApplied Economics and Data Analysis

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Our MSc Applied Economics and Data Analysis is run jointly between our Department of Economics and our Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), which specialises in the analysis of household and labour market data.

On our course you will be provided the tools for analysing and implementing some of the models that are present in theory modules. You study data-orientated, applied modules, exploring topics including:

- Techniques used in the analysis of panel data
- The specification of models and the tests of their validity
- Methods for analysing persistence over time in economic variables
- Handling different types of datasets,
- Survey methodology and sampling frames, and how to deal with problems of response rates and attrition

We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of our research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have particular strengths in the areas of:

Game theory and strategic interactions
Theoretical and applied econometrics
Labour economics
The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

Programme structure

Year 1

Applications of Data Analysis
Mathematical Methods
Panel Data Methods
Banking (optional)
Behavioural Economics I: Individual Decision Making (optional)
Behavioural Economics II: Games and Markets (optional)
Computational Agent-Based Macro-Economics, Financial Markets and Policy Design (optional)
Econometric Methods (optional)
Economic Development Theory (optional)
Economics of Financial Markets (optional)
Estimation and Inference in Econometrics (optional)
Game Theory and Applications (optional)
International Finance (optional)
International Trade (optional)
Macroeconomics (optional)
Monetary Economics (optional)
Political Economy (optional)
Theory of Industrial Organisation (optional)
Time Series Econometrics (optional)
Topics in Financial Economics (optional)
Economics of Incentives, Contracts and the Firm (optional)

Career opportunities

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree – many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.

Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.

You will develop key employability skills including analytical reasoning, mathematical techniques, model building and data analysis.

Our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States