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If you are looking to change your career direction and have an undergraduate degree in a subject other than economics, the Conversion programme offers you a two-year route to our range of MSc programmes in economics and financial economics.
The Economics Conversion programme offers a two-year route to an MSc for those with a degree in a subject other than Economics.
Gain a range of quantitative and analytical skills, alongside a deeper comprehension of economics concepts. Recent MSc graduates have gone on to work for companies in the UK such as BNP Paribas, AXA, FactSet and PwC.
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Duration: PDip 1 year full-time; MSc 2 years full-time
During the first year, you take the Diploma in Economic Analysis (DEA), which is a qualification in its own right, and brings you up to the standard required to continue with MSc study. The DEA consists of six compulsory modules.
Students who pass the DEA with 60% and above can then proceed to one of our MSc programmes in year two:
Programmes in economics
- Economics MSc
- Economics and Econometrics MSc
- Development Economics MSc
Programmes in financial economics:
- Financial Economics MSc
Students who pass but do not achieve 60% are awarded the DEA.
Who is this course for?
This course is for those looking for a career change or to develop your skills, or if you want to study a different subject to your undergraduate degree. This postgraduate conversion programme will help you learn new skills, improve your job prospects and send your career in a different direction.
An honours degree (minimum 2:2) from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a subject other than economics. Applicants must also have a sufficient level of quantitative skills.
The University will consider applications from students offering a range of qualifications. Some typical requirements are listed below. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice.
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.
A postgraduate degree in the area of economics can open the door to exciting careers in many professions. Our graduates work as economists in international organisations, the financial sector, business, UK and overseas governments. Recent MSc graduates have gone on to work for companies in the UK such as BNP Paribas, AXA, FactSet and PwC.
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