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Master's study

The Department of Economics is home to active researchers who are experts in a wide range of fields. A number of our academics are involved in research that informs the policy decisions of governments, major multinational organisations and international agencies like the UN.

Watch our film to discover more about studying a master's degree in Economics at Reading.


The modules we teach you are informed by our research, ensuring that what you learn is topical, relevant and has practical implications. On one of our master's courses, you will typically spend 6-8 hours a week in lectures and supported classroom seminars studying alongside academics, industry professionals and postgraduate colleagues.

“During my undergraduate studies I found the Department of Economics helpful and welcoming so I knew I would definitely be happy continuing economics here as a postgraduate.”

Megan Sullivan – MSc Economics

In addition to this you will be assigned an academic tutor who will assist and support you throughout your degree and provide one-to-one contact time.

​Find your master's degree

Browse our range of master's degrees and find the right one for you.

Fees and funding

A wide range of modules across disciplines and flexible study options

We've designed all our master's degrees with flexibility in mind, enabling you to choose modules that reflect your interests or a particular career path. This also means that you can take modules in other disciplines too, including finance and politics.

You can choose to study our master's degrees on a full-time or a part-time basis.

Informed by real-world practice and experience

Our master's degrees give you plenty of opportunity to apply what you learn to real-world scenarios, as well as give you the skills you need to succeed in your future career.

During your time here, you'll have the chance to contribute to our world-leading research and gain relevant, first-hand experience through a Capstone project.

master's scholarships 2020

Find out more about scholarships, discounts and postgraduate funding.

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