Economics for the real world

From political uncertainty and technological change to finance and recruitment demands, economics is integral to our decision-making, and yet most online economics masters emphasise theory over practice. Our online MSc Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) takes you beyond the research papers and into the real world, giving you insights you can put into action from day one.  

A practical approach makes our economics MSc ideal for those from less technical backgrounds, such as social sciences or humanities, who wish to launch careers in banking and finance and public economics.

By being the first in the UK to offer a masters in applied economics online, the University of Bath gives time-pressed professionals a unique opportunity to further their prospects in this versatile vocation without interrupting their existing careers.

Learn from the best

Our online masters in economics is run by the Department of Economics, recognised globally for its research in economic theory, econometrics and finance.

Led by active, published researchers in economics, our applied economics MSc is bursting with contemporary ideas and unique case studies. This postgraduate degree will keep you plugged in, whilst giving you the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and confidence employers expect.

Whether you want to embark on a banking or finance career in government or industry, this applied economics with banking and finance masters degree will place your employability at its centre. If you want to be the source of economic insights for your business, we can make it happen.

The online environment has allowed me to meet and work with students from various backgrounds, in different fields of employment, from all over the world. Building these connections has been one of the best parts of the online experience so far.

Ané Craig

What will you learn?

  • Analyse, interpret and critically evaluate economic data and research
  • Apply principles to respond to economic and policy issues
  • Design and implement your own research projects
  • Use micro- and macro-economics to guide strategic decision-making
  • Develop the necessary mathematical, statistical and econometrics skills
  • Acquire research skills to support future commercial or doctoral research

Key online benefits

  • Engaging video material and real-life case studies
  • Interaction and networking with students and lecturers
  • Digital resources to support your studies and develop your career

Quick course facts

  • Minimum duration: 2 years, 6 months
  • Start dates: May, September and January
  • Fees: Cost per 10 credits £722* (10% alumni discount available). Fees are paid per unit. The MSc totals 180 credits. 
  • Entry requirements: Typically you should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. Plus A-level Maths (or at least one passed maths unit at degree level)
  • International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

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