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MScEconomics and Econometrics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Our popular course emphasises the foundations of econometrics and its application to a wide range of topics in economics. You explore topics including:

- The statistical foundations for a variety of estimating methods
- Ways of testing economic hypotheses
- The classical linear regression model
- The use of asymptotic methods in econometrics
- The analysis of stock markets and other financial data

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

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

On our course you will develop key employability skills including statistical analysis, mathematical techniques, research, analytical reasoning and modelling.

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