Information on MSc Economics at Surrey/Bath/Nottingham

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I'm hoping this is the correct place for posting this. I'm intending to start a Master's in Economics or Applied Economics this autumn. I'm wondering if anyone could help shed further light on any of these courses listed below:

MSc Economics - Surrey
MSc Applied Economics - Bath
Msc Economics - Nottingham
Msc International Economics - Nottingham

I'm finding it's quite difficult to obtain any information on these further than what's available on each respective course's page at the university websites. And for whatever reason LinkedIn isn't returning to many past-students to reach out to. If anyone who has done any of these programmes could take the time to speak about their experience I would be eternally grateful. Perhaps speaking about things like overall satisfaction, course intensity, skills obtained and suitability for industry, level of teaching, employment afterwards, etc.

One additional thing which I seek guidance on: I'm split between doing a pure economics Master's and one such as the applied or international ones listed above. Would the latter catrgory be deemed 'easier' and therefore perceived as inferior in job applications? I'm not fixed on any one particular career - I'm open to working in numerous areas such as: economics consultancy; macroeconomic research; energy analysis; think-tanks; policy; civil service, banking, etc.

Thank you in advance.
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Hi there

I'm hoping this is the correct place for posting this. I'm intending to start a Master's in Economics or Applied Economics this autumn. I'm wondering if anyone could help shed further light on any of these courses listed below:

MSc Economics - Surrey
MSc Applied Economics - Bath
Msc Economics - Nottingham
Msc International Economics - Nottingham

I'm finding it's quite difficult to obtain any information on these further than what's available on each respective course's page at the university websites. And for whatever reason LinkedIn isn't returning to many past-students to reach out to. If anyone who has done any of these programmes could take the time to speak about their experience I would be eternally grateful. Perhaps speaking about things like overall satisfaction, course intensity, skills obtained and suitability for industry, level of teaching, employment afterwards, etc.

One additional thing which I seek guidance on: I'm split between doing a pure economics Master's and one such as the applied or international ones listed above. Would the latter catrgory be deemed 'easier' and therefore perceived as inferior in job applications? I'm not fixed on any one particular career - I'm open to working in numerous areas such as: economics consultancy; macroeconomic research; energy analysis; think-tanks; policy; civil service, banking, etc.

Thank you in advance.
Hi visual_sound !

Great to hear you're thinking about Bath for your postgraduate course!

In terms of the Msc Applied Economics course, unfortunately, I don't study this course so I can't offer my opinion much further than what's available on the website page. I have found this post from a past student which might be helpful for you? http://www.bath.ac.uk/case-studies/c...with-real-life

We are also holding a virtual open day for postgraduate students on 9th June. This will include panels and a live chat opportunity to ask specific questions you may have about the course to current staff and students. I'd really recommend coming along, you can register here: https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/exp...tual-open-day/

As a current Masters student at Bath so hopefully I'll be able to help by telling you a little bit about student life at Bath. Bath itself is really beautiful, and a very safe place to live. There's a huge amount of green space both in the city and around the university, which makes it a really great place to live in the current climate. There's also a huge number of student groups and societies at the university and many of these are adapting to the restrictions to ensure that we can still meet other students with similar interests. One of the massive strengths at Bath is our fantastic careers service and our wellbeing services so you really do feel well supported throughout your time as a student. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about student life at Bath or being a postgraduate student here?

Let me know if you have any further questions which could help with your decision!

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Hi there

I'm hoping this is the correct place for posting this. I'm intending to start a Master's in Economics or Applied Economics this autumn. I'm wondering if anyone could help shed further light on any of these courses listed below:

MSc Economics - Surrey
MSc Applied Economics - Bath
Msc Economics - Nottingham
Msc International Economics - Nottingham

I'm finding it's quite difficult to obtain any information on these further than what's available on each respective course's page at the university websites. And for whatever reason LinkedIn isn't returning to many past-students to reach out to. If anyone who has done any of these programmes could take the time to speak about their experience I would be eternally grateful. Perhaps speaking about things like overall satisfaction, course intensity, skills obtained and suitability for industry, level of teaching, employment afterwards, etc.

One additional thing which I seek guidance on: I'm split between doing a pure economics Master's and one such as the applied or international ones listed above. Would the latter catrgory be deemed 'easier' and therefore perceived as inferior in job applications? I'm not fixed on any one particular career - I'm open to working in numerous areas such as: economics consultancy; macroeconomic research; energy analysis; think-tanks; policy; civil service, banking, etc.

Thank you in advance.
To introduce myself – I’m Joao, an Economics student from the University of Surrey on placement at Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Studying MSc Economics at Surrey not only will provide you with a theoretical understanding of the subject, but it also allows me to apply this knowledge in a practical setting. This course is based in one of the UK’s top economics schools and equips you with the fundamental skills necessary to prepare you for a future career or PhD research in economics.

The course also offers opportunities for you to specialise in aspects of the discipline that fulfil your interests and career aspirations. We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. Masters students will be able to build strong relationships with their designated supervisors, while working towards their dissertations over the second part of year. Our supervisors also offer support in the form of reference letters for future job opportunities and will do so for many years to come. Our economics research is at the forefront of its field. Within the team of our academics, two members of staff currently hold positions as government advisers, so we can ensure that our expertise is up-to-date. All our staff incorporate their research and professional experience into their teaching, and this is especially clear at postgraduate level. All our staff are permanent, which enables them to be fully committed and invested in their modules.

The student experience at the School of Economics is vital to the success of our courses and you’ll be encouraged to express yourself and develop to your full potential. We encourage a dialogue between our staff and students, listening to your input and using it to help shape the way our courses are run. Our academic staff teach with a hands-on approach and the School will support you throughout your learning, both during and outside of lectures.

Some of our masters graduates have embarked on careers in roles such as:

• Analysts (finance, business, data, trade, and sales)
• Audit Manager
• Client Success Manager
• Consultants (International Consultant)
• Economic Advisor
• Economist
• Investment Management Analyst
• Regulatory Affairs Advisor.

If you have any questions about Surrey or uni life in general, then please ask as I am here to help you out !

I think this may help you.

Economics MSc – 2021 entry
https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduat...s-msc#overview

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