Economics (MSc)

Informations-Stand: 25/02/2018

Economics (Master of Science)

This is a new programme with courses that will be taught by world leading economists working in the heterodox tradition including Ozlem Onaran, Maria Nikolaidi, Alberto Botta, Cem Oyvat, Tomas Rotta. Their research interests cover a wide range of issues, in research interests of the including development, distribution and growth, value theory, European integration, monetary policy and the environment, etc.

The programme consists of core and selective courses, covering mainstream and alternative perspectives. All students are required to take quantitative methods, macroeconomics, microeconomics, applied econometrics, and complete a dissertation in a thesis of their own choice. On top of this, students take four courses from the optional selection below. This MSc is unique in being truly pluralist, while retaining a focus on rigorous quantitative methods. Mainstream models are studied alongside alternative competing perspectives. Theory is looked at in its historical context, and students are encouraged to engage critically with differing schools of thought. For an overview of the different courses offered, please see below.

Regelstudienzeit: 1 year (full time), 2 years (part time)

Studienbeginn: in September or January. September is recommended.

Studienbeiträge/-gebühren und ggf. Stipendien:

  • Home and European Union 2017/18: £9,250. More here.
  • Overseas (not EU) 2017/18: £11,500. More here.

Stipendienmöglichkeiten: Es gibt Stipendien von der University of Greenwich die tuition fees decken. Potentiell weitere Moeglichkeiten sind DAAD, und verschiedene Stiftungen in Deutschland (Friedrich-Ebert, Hans-Boeckler, etc.).


This MSc is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning how we move beyond mainstream theory. You gain a thorough understanding of mainstream models, and methodologies, while are also building an introductory knowledge to alternative perspectives, in particular Post-Keynesian and Marxist theory. The quality of the teaching is excellent and staff are friendly and approachable. Being the first year of the masters, it definitely feels like being the start of something new, alternative and exciting.

Ben Tippet (BSc Philosophy and Economics, LSE)


Studien-Voraussetzungen: You should have an undergraduate degree in economics, industrial organisation, financial management or public policy at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute. Graduates in business studies, mathematics/IT, social sciences, and engineering may also apply if economics or quantitative methods constitute a component of their studies.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Nötige Bewerbungsunterlagen: See links provided below.


Bewerbungs-Deadline: While there is no formal deadline for applying, September starters should try to hand in their applications by the beginning of August. For more information see links below.

Informationen zum Standort: Course at a university in London (zone 2) with pluralist focus and pluralist research group (GPERC – Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre). Compares neoclassical, post-Keynesian, Marxist, and institutionalist approaches.

Faculty members bring a wealth of research expertise from a range of pluralist approaches to their teaching. Many members are active in pluralist economic associations, supportive of student initiatives to change the economics discipline, and hold high-profile advisory roles with national and international organisations.

MEHR INFORMATIONEN: • University of Greenwich London • Old Royal Naval College • Park Row • Greenwich • London SE10 9LS (Großbritannien) • Infos zum Studiengang: • Applicants from a non-UK educational background: contact or +44 20 8331 8136 • For further information on the structure of the course and course content please get in touch with Dr. Alberto Botta ( or the members of staff whose work you are interested in.

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