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Master's courses

Choose from a range of programmes reflecting the changing global economic environment, and examine the links between changes at national and international level.

We offer a range of master's courses in economics, public policy, business economics and economics and finance.

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Pre-Master's Programme

If you're an international bachelor's graduate and wish to progress onto any of our master's programmes in Economics, you may enroll on our Economics Pre-Master’s Programme. This is a two semester course where you'll study foundation modules to prepare you for your postgraduate study at Reading.

Download the ONCAMPUS Pre-Master's Programme Guide for full course details and learning objectives.


Why study with us?

Home to active researchers and experts, Reading's Department of economics was established more than half a century ago.

We are proud of the friendly international community we've developed, which offers you a supportive environment in which to study.


How you'll study

You'll learn through lectures, seminars and one-to-one supervision, and have the opportunity to undertake a special assignment known as a Capstone Project.

Life in the Department

You'll be working alongside your peers in an environment that rewards ideas, shared learning and collaboration, putting you on a firm path to success.

Our research

Economics at Reading focuses on applied economic research directed towards improving the quality of life in the UK and around the world.

Master's stories

Read our stories to find out what it's like to study and work in the Department of Economics at Reading.

Our staff


Learn from our active researchers and experts. Their research informs policy decisions for governments, multinational organisations and international agencies like the UN.