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Economics & Policy MSc

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The Economics & Policy MSc offers strong disciplinary and methods training on Economics with an eye to applying key methodological tools in the analysis of economic policy making. It aspires to train professional economists who will embark on careers in both private and government sectors as well as international organisations that are responsible for designing and implementing economic policy.

Key benefits

  • A strong disciplinary training in economics with a focus on modern methods and techniques.
  • A focus on applications with the ability to apply key methods into a variety of contexts and the design of policy.
  • A unique multidisciplinary environment in the department of political economy to gain perspective on applying modern economic techniques in addressing policy challenges.
  • Located in the heart of London, the Department of Political Economy has a strong reputation for research-led teaching and links to industry.

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Employability

Studying a degree with the Department of Political Economy equips students with certain skills required in the public and private sectors, and for work in civil organisations. A typical postgraduate student will gain strong theoretical and empirical skills for the analysis of complex economic and political phenomena. These skills are highly valued in fields such as finance, consultancy, law and the civil service. Typical career destinations include:

  • Junior economist (in government, private sector, think tanks or international organisations).
  • Economic consultant and policy analyst.
  • Policy consultant.
  • Public affairs executive.
  • Financial analyst.

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Employability

Studying a degree with the Department of Political Economy equips students with certain skills required in the public and private sectors, and for work in civil organisations. A typical postgraduate student will gain strong theoretical and empirical skills for the analysis of complex economic and political phenomena. These skills are highly valued in fields such as finance, consultancy, law and the civil service. Typical career destinations include:

  • Junior economist (in government, private sector, think tanks or international organisations).
  • Economic consultant and policy analyst.
  • Policy consultant.
  • Public affairs executive.
  • Financial analyst.

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful, and you are required to meet any conditions and/or you need a Student Visa to study at King’s.

King's College London is committed to the recruitment of students with the greatest academic ability and to maintain a diverse student population. In order to ensure a balanced international student population for our most competitive programmes, we have implemented the following deadlines:

  • The final application deadline for any students who are currently residing in mainland China is 7 January 2023 (23:59 UK time). 

Please note: if you reside in mainland China and apply for this programme after the above deadline, your application may be automatically withdrawn and you will not be eligible for an application fee refund. 

  • Our first application deadline for any other applicants is on 6 March 2023 (23:59 UK time). The programme will remain open until the final application deadlines below if there are places still available:
  • Overseas (international) fee status: 24 July 2023 (23:59 UK time)
  • Home fee status: 24 August 2023 (23:59 UK time)

After the first application deadline, the programme will close at any point once it is full. Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline, and we are unable to process further offers because places are filled and we close the course before the final application deadline.

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