MSc Public Economics Durham University Business School

The Masters in Public Economics puts the focus on decision making within firms and governments. In the context of key economic theories and practices, you’ll investigate how governments take decisions about taxes and public expenditure; how government policies affect individuals’ and firms’ behaviour; and the role of governments in solving market failures. In addition, you’ll explore the political-economy dimension of public policies. The programme is designed to give you the knowledge and skills for a successful career whether you decide to work in the private or public sector, for profit or non-profit organisations.

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The programme is designed to give you the knowledge and skills for a successful career whether you decide to work in the private or public sector, for profit or non-profit organisations.

Studying in a stimulating and enjoyable environment, you’ll be guided by world-class academics working at the forefront of business knowledge and economics research. What’s more, our trained careers advisors and broad alumni network will extend your business connections and support you up to and beyond graduation.

In addition, you’ll explore the political-economy dimension of public policies.

Aims

The MSc Public Economics enables you to develop the specific knowledge and skills relevant to a career in your chosen field. Through analysis of the key theoretical and empirical issues in Public Economics, you’ll develop essential skills in evaluation, implementation, decision-making and research. To achieve your qualification you’ll be required to successfully complete both core and elective modules and a dissertation or business project or placement.

Before you apply, check the departmental web page to ensure that you meet:

  • The Department's entry requirements and, if applicable, any English language requirements
  • The financial requirement of the programme you are interested in (including tuition fees and living costs).

Applications should be made using the online application form. The Durham University Student Recruitment and Admissions Office is available to provide assistance if you have any queries in relation to your application

Criteria for assessing applications:
  • CV Screening
  • References
Durham University offers r a wide range of full and partial funding opportunities to outstanding applicants. Durham Doctoral Studentships and Research Council Studentships cover tuition fees and living costs, whilst Scholarships contribute to tuition fees and/or living costs.
Cost of the master: Not declared
Scholarships available
Durham is a collegiate university and all full-time students are required to be a member of a college. There are fourteen colleges in Durham City and two at Queen’s Campus, Stockton. College membership and accommodation for postgraduates is co-ordinated through the Colleges Postgraduate Office. Once you have accepted your offer, the Colleges Postgraduate Office will contact you with further information about college membership and accommodation options.
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The Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre provides a range of services tailored to meet the very specific needs of our postgraduate students, from helping you plan your career path to assisting in finding a job, they are always available to provide support and guidance.

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  • International opportunities
  • Careerday
  • Support in CV writing
  • Identifying companies for traineeship
  • Orientation seminars
  • Interview preparation
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