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Our master's degrees – University of Reading

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    Develop an in-depth knowledge across economics or specialise in a specific area

Our master's degrees

Through our master's degrees you'll have the option to study a broad range of topics or specialise in a specific area. You will acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to excel in your future career.

You can study all of our master's degrees on a full-time, part-time or flexible basis. Visit the respective degree's page to find out more about these study options.

MSc Economics

This degree is designed to equip you with the fundamental tools needed to assess a range of theoretical, empirical or policy-related economic issues.

“While I have always enjoyed Economics as a subject, I do not think I would be as interested and passionate about it, as I am now, if it were not for the inspiring and supportive lecturers the Department possesses.”

Megan Sullivan – MSc Economics

MA Public Policy

Offered jointly by the Department of Economics and Department of Politics and International Relations, this degree provides strong training in research methods relevant to public policy. You will focus on the economics and politics of public policy and use both to specialise in areas such as welfare and social policy, sustainable environments, global governance and development. You will have the opportunity to undertake a Capstone project or an extended project linked to a placement.


MSc Business Economics

The degree is designed to equip you with the tools for the analysis of businesses both at firm and industry level. You can specialise in the economics of international business or business economics in developing economies, or study across both areas.

MSc Economics and Finance

Through this degree you will benefit from the combined expertise of both the University's International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre and the Department of Economics. You'll learn the empirical and practical applications of economics and finance as well as core theory.


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Visit the Department of Economics and discover more about the campus and facilities at one of our Master's Visit Afternoons.

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