Economic Policy and Data Analytics MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2023
  • Entry requirements: A 2:1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline with a quantitative focus. Students with a 2:1 degree from a quantitative Science discipline are also encouraged to apply.
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Overview

MSc Economic Policy and Data Analytics is an excellent opportunity for students who wish to pursue a career requiring state-of-the-art analytical skills to address policy issues that they are passionate about.

Programme Overview

Data is reshaping the way that policymakers understand, design, implement, and evaluate effective public policy. Translating this increasing amount of data into useful insight requires an understanding of cutting-edge analytical methods, strong technical skills, and strong foundation in economics.

MSc Economic Policy and Data Analytics offers students rigorous training in economic theory and the analytical methods needed to answer the pressing policy questions facing public institutions, international organisations, consulting firms, research institutions, and think tanks.

With a strong emphasis on technical skills, the modules in this programme cover a range of economic policies, including healthcare, the social safety net, economic inequality, environmental sustainability and energy policy, and tax and fiscal policy. Students will learn how to clean data, organise large databases, and generate insight for stakeholders. Students will be taught how to examine how policies work and why some are more successful than others using cutting-edge econometric techniques and machine learning methods.

Modules are taught by world-class researchers who publish in world-leading academic journals on the topics they teach. The faculty teaching on this programme maintain close relationships with businesses, governments, and non-profit organisations, linking their research and their teaching to a real-world impact.

 

Ellie Haines

Ellie Haines

"When I was researching master's programmes, I'd always made an effort to read School’s mission statements. The inclusive, socially and environmentally responsible nature of Liverpool's Management School really stood out to me."

Ellie Haines

Why University of Liverpool Management School?

'Learning to make a difference'

Management School Triple Crown accreditation

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation from AACSBAMBA and EQUIS.

The University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.