Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School

MSc Economics


Designed for students with some successful study experience of undergraduate Economics, this course features the practical application of economic analysis in a global business environment. The focus throughout is on the application of knowledge to inform decision making.

  • You will learn to produce and assess valuable economic information.
  • You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to inform and assess strategic investment decisions.
  • It offers a vibrant course community that seeks to enhance the business world.
  • There is a unique opportunity to complete a consultancy project working for a real client on a live brief.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, usually held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from oganisations such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
  • You can also build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, becoming a Student Ambassador.

Course content

Core modules include:

  • Applying Economic Theory
  • Using Quantitative Data in Economic Analysis
  • Economic Analysis of Global Issues
  • Contemporary Issues in Economics
  • Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner
  • Applied / Consultancy Project

Optional modules include:

  • Corporate Policy and Investment Strategy
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Cost-benefit Analysis
  • Economic Evaluation in Practice

96% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2015 / 16).

Graduates of this course will be equipped to work in information generation, consultancy and planning roles, to develop a career in many types of organisation, supplying a variety of products and services, including those in finance and retail.

Graduates can also pursue academic research in the UK or further afield.

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsAcademic background in business or economics
Length1 Year
Application Deadline

31 July for a September start

Application Procedure

Entry requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in a Business and Management-related subject.
  • You must have studied Economics to at least undergraduate level two and Quantitative Methods including Statistical Theory to undergraduate level one.
  • One academic or vocational reference is required.
  • English language requirements apply.