Department of Economics and Related Studies

USD 10,000 minimum loan amount

up to 20 years loan term

Courses we support

MSc in Econometrics and Economics
MSc in Economics and Public Policy
MSc in Finance
MSc in Financial Economics
MSc in Financial Engineering
MSc in Economics
MSc in Health Economics
MSc in Finance, Investments and Economics
MSc in Development Economics and Emerging Markets

About the school

The University of York’s Department of Economics and Related Studies began operation in 1963. The department aims to make its students thoroughly adept in the economy and its advancements, thereby significantly impacting society.

Being one of the biggest educational departments in the UK focused on economics and related studies, the College trains its students to make considerable and progressive changes in the global economy’s critical facets. The fields include health economics, applied microeconomics, econometrics, macroeconomics and finance, economic theory, economic history, and political economy. The courses are diverse, from pure economics to combined courses that include finance, mathematics, history, philosophy, and politics.

The Times Higher Education ranking of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 places the Department in the top 10 for impact and joint 14 for research in the UK. Notable alumni include Anibal Cavaco Silva (former Portugal president), Han Seung-Soo (former South Korean prime minister, and Professor Daron Acemoglu (Erwin Plein Nemmers prize recipient).

York is one of the most beautiful cities in England,with a rich culture, history, and beautiful landscapes. It is rated as one of the best places to live in the UK. Students will never have enough time during the weekends to explore this historical city's magical places.

Location of the school

The University of York offers on-campus accommodation options at Wentworth to graduate students. Those requiring this facility must apply as the houses fill up quickly. The university currently provides studio flats and self-catered single rooms for graduate students. Off-campus accommodations are also available at nearby locations. The rates vary on the facilities, location, and type of accommodation chosen. Students should refer to the University's portal for help regarding moving in formalities and things they should and shouldn't bring.

Students should get their University Card when they visit the campus for studies, regardless of whether they choose off-campus or on-campus accommodations. This serves as their ID card and provides them access to many facilities. They must also download the University of York (UoY) mobile app to know the timings and locations of various student resources. There are over 10 restaurants and cafes on the University campus, and students can visit the official website to learn more about the menu and opening hours.

The University of York has over 200 student clubs, 65 sports and fitness clubs and other arts and entertainment activities to keep students engaged and entertained during their stay here. Participating in these clubs will help the Department of Economics and Related Studies students build a strong network with peers of other disciplines, thereby improving their overall personality.

The Economics Society is one of the most exciting clubs in which students of the Department of Economics and Related Studies can participate. This society caters to the academic and career requirements of the students through a series of engaging events throughout the year. These events include Speaker Events (renowned academicians from the University of York and other places speak to students about their research), Career Events, Fortnightly Socials (where students can indulge in fun nights involving movies and quizzing), Equilibrium Magazine (where articles from the students of the Department of Economics and Related Studies get published) and the Economics Family Scheme (a recent initiative where seniors in the Economics discipline mentor freshers).

York campus



City Population



Northwestern England


Temperate climate with short, comfortable summers and long, cloudy winters. The average temperature throughout the year ranges between 35°F/1.7°C and 69°F/20.5°C

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA), Manchester International Airport (MAN) and Humberside International Airport (HUY)

Time Zone

British Summer Time (GMT+1)

Fast facts

  • Total University enrolment: 20,435 (2022-23)
  • ** Graduates and above:** 5,545
  • ** Countries represented:** Over 150
  • Student-run societies: Over 200
  • Sports clubs: 65
  • Academic staff: Over 50
  • Awards: Athena Swan Bronze Medal winner for contribution to Gender Equality

Admissions criteria

Generally, applications for graduate programmes require the following types of information:

  • Equivalent of a UK Upper Second Class Honours Degree (2.1)
  • Completed online application form
  • The applicant’s academic undergraduate transcripts translated into English
  • Proof of proficiency in English (see below for the minimum scores)

    • 6.5 (IELTS)
    • 176 (C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency)
    • 120 (Duolingo)
    • B2 Grade with 66% in LanguageCert International
    • 61 (Pearson Test of English)
    • 87 (TOEFL)
    • Merit score in all required sections (Trinity ISE II Test)
  • Resume/CV

  • Samples of written work

  • Personal statement

  • Proof of financial credibility

  • One academic reference

  • For students with no background in economics or related subjects, the College requires them to attend a summer season on specific courses as a prerequisite for application

  • Application fee (this depends on the programme and school)

For more information regarding adm issions and fees, students can visit the College’s official website and check the course-wise costs for updated information.

Job placements

International students at the Department of Economics and Related Studies get career assistance in the multiple ways. Students get a lot of opportunities to earn while they learn through initiatives such as internships, volunteering projects, and more. An exclusive Immigration Advice Team helps students with all the formalities required to apply for such paid opportunities. The Student Circle lists all the openings for international graduates, specifically after completion of their course. This board has postings of over 1,000 employers. Gain Global allows international students can access this platform as it has postings from employers from over 40 countries. Every job posted here also contains all the formalities required, such as the visa, work permits, etc., which makes it easy for students to equip themselves before applying.

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Source: University of York - Department of Economics and Related Studies

Last updated: 16 Nov 2023

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