What course are you currently studying?
I am studying for the MSc Economics qualification.
Why did you choose to study a master’s at the University of Liverpool Management School?
I finished my undergraduate Economics degree in 2019 and after working in industry decided to return to postgraduate study. The Economics department based within the ULMS had very impressive credentials and attending the Postgraduate Open Evening was a great opportunity to meet some of the staff. It was clear that the MSc Economics course offered the next level of training I was seeking to work as a professional economist. I have also been able to commute to Liverpool for my studies.
What’s the best thing about studying your programme?
The programme has a wonderful blend of modules and can really be tailored depending on different students’ career or research aspirations. I have enjoyed selecting modules to develop a broad toolkit as an economist, and it is clear that the content of each module has been thoroughly developed and selected by the staff.
How do the facilities in the University and the Management School help you with your studies?
The diversity of teaching spaces across the University and Management School mean that lectures and seminars can be taught as effectively as possible. For example, our seminars take place in computer labs, which is essential when learning how to conduct data analyses. For independent study, there are a range of locations across campus which students are welcome to use.
What kind of support do you get from academic staff and tutors?
Having relatively small class sizes at postgraduate level means students can really interact with and get to know their lecturers. I have felt comfortable approaching members of the teaching staff with any queries, and the provision of office hours ensures all students can access academic support when needed.
What do you enjoy most about the whole experience (thinking about any trips, social and extracurricular activities or guest speakers) and what value has that added?
Liverpool is an amazing, friendly city and it has been really enjoyable to have all of our teaching on campus this year. I have been able to properly meet my coursemates and I think the format of teaching has really enriched group discussion and communication.
How do you believe undertaking master’s study will help your career prospects?
The rigorous training offered as part of the MSc Economics course has been essential for building my skills as a practising economist. Additionally, being part of the ULMS provides a range of wider career development opportunities, such as participating in the ‘We Can Work It Out’ Consultancy Challenge.
What advice would you give to anybody considering master’s study?
My advice would be to try and attend an Open Day / Evening if possible. These events can provide an opportunity to meet the faculty and understand how the course which you are considering will help you to achieve your career or research ambitions.
The MSc Economics offers you rigorous training in economic theory and the analytical methods needed to answer the pressing economic questions facing the world. With a strong emphasis on technical skills, the programme teaches you how to model economic issues, conduct rigorous empirical analyses, and discuss their work with diverse audiences.
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