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Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

MSc in Economics and Business

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

In today’s dynamic world where businesses and markets at the local and global levels are highly interconnected, economics offers fundamental insights that are essential for well-informed business decisions and policy making.

Our Economics and Business programme will give you the tools to gain such insights. It will provide knowledge and understanding of economic principles and analysis, and of business applications, all informed by current scholarship and research.

You acquire economic skills relevant to business through the study of quantitative methods and the economic analysis of business data, developing expertise which is highly sought-after in the competitive business arena.

What you'll study

You will develop key professional and research skills, as well as an understanding of ethical business practice. You will also undertake a final research project, which can be either a dissertation or a business-based project.

Core modules

  • Economics for Business

    Learn to understand economic theories, their applications to real businesses and their use in constructive economic arguments. You'll analyse demand and supply, consumer behaviour and market structure. And you'll also study information asymmetry, macroeconomics, international trade and optimum currency theory.

  • Statistical Analysis of Economic Data

    This module introduces you to different econometric methods. We'll aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills for understanding and applying statistical techniques to the analysis of economic data.

  • International Business Context

    The module gives an overview of international business context in today's global economy. You'll cover themes including related globalisation and regionalisation, as well as firm internationalisation and institutional environments.

  • Regulation of Competition, Trade and Industry

    Learn to understand of the rationale for regulatory interventions in markets, trade and industry from UK, EU and international perspectives. Topics include industry, trade, economic and competition regulation; sources of market failure; financial globalisation and regulation; and regulatory capture.

  • Current Issues in Business Economics

    To stay current, the exact content of this module evolves from year to year. But to give you some idea, it usually covers areas like industrial structure and competition policy; financing businesses; economic regulation; labour markets and migration; the natural environment; foreign direct investment; international trade; and foreign exchange markets.

Plus one optional module from

  • The International Firm and Its Strategy

  • Business Strategy

    This module considers business strategy and strategic decision making in diverse organisational contexts. You'll learn to use strategic analysis to make choices which create stakeholder value and strategic advantage in the complex business world.

  • Corporate Responsibility

    Explore the competing perspectives associated with responsible managing and organising. Topics include globalisation and sustainability; values, ethics and morals in business; and power, politics and corporate responsibility. You'll also consider the impacts, criticisms and future of corporate responsibility.

  • Money and Banking

    Examine how financial markets and institutions work, exploring money's role in the economy. You'll focus on the commercial banking sector and the part that the central bank plays in monetary policy. And you'll learn to understand the setting of market interest rates and central bank lending rates.

  • Monetary Policy

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Hull Campus

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,275

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

The fees shown for Home/EU are for 2018/19 entry. The fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

  • International: £15,600

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

“I heard many great stories about Hull so had to come and experience it for myself. I came to experience quality teaching, quality research, helpful members of staff, and state-of-the-art facilities.”

Mortey Williams, MSc Economics and Business

“The Business School looks after the future of its graduates by linking studying with work experience, enabling them to gain valuable insights and contacts.”

Olufisayo Adedeji, MSc Economics and Business

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Find out more

With over 90 years of experience, Hull has a long-established reputation for Economics.

Advance your economic skills relevant to business and develop expertise which is highly sought-after in both the private and public sectors.

Our research-active staff are called upon for their expertise by governments and business organisations around the world.

Entry requirements

This conversion programme is designed for graduates from any discipline keen to acquire understanding and skills in business economics. You will have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent, be comfortable with quantitative approaches, and have a good command of English.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

This programme fosters an analytical approach which you can apply to a vast range of business issues, making you a more well-rounded business professional.

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success which is the central point of contact for connecting students and business.

Bringing together employability activities from across Hull University Business School, it offers support such as mentoring, CV writing workshops. You can also gain experience of working with business through a year in industry or through short-term internships and projects.