Economics at Newcastle aims to equip you with the analytical tools, knowledge of real-time developments in theory and quantitative techniques necessary to understand modern economics and identify problems, predict outcomes, and evaluate policies.
The behaviour of public and private sector organisations is significantly influenced by fluctuations in global financial markets. Individuals with a comprehensive understanding of financial theory and its interrelationship with international monetary policy are therefore in demand within this highly competitive sector.
The MSc programme is taught via a mixture of seminars, lectures, group work, skills-based exercises and IT workshops. Our optional modules enable you to choose specialist modules that match your interests. The MSc project provides the opportunity to undertake postgraduate research in a topic of your choice, and matches the expertise available within the School.
As well as the MSc in International Economics and Finance, the Business School offers a number of routes to a research degree in various subjects including full-time supervised research projects, industry-based collaborations, part-time and off-campus study.
As part of Newcastle University Business School (NUBS), the quality of our research portfolio was borne out by our performance in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. Eighty per cent of our research was classed as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’ and 10 per cent was classed as ‘world leading’.
We offer a variety of research degree supervision connected to our main research areas and take care to match your interests with the most appropriate academic supervisors to ensure a supportive and productive working relationship.
The Quantitative Research in Economics and Finance (QREF) group researches issues relating to finance and financial services, with an emphasis on risk management. The group has particular expertise in quantitative modelling and focuses on: retail financial services (banking and insurance); quantitative risk management; financial econometrics; and financial markets.
Our second multidisciplinary group, Economics of Safety, Health, Environment and Risk (ESHER) brings together academics and postgraduates who have a background in health services/public health research, business or economics. This grouping creates a collaborative environment with specialist knowledge in: valuing benefits/quantifying preferences in health, safety and the environment; the development and application of economic evaluation; priority setting in health care; econometric applications in health, safety and the environment with a specific focus on income and health inequalities.