Short Courses

Modern Money Lab is offering two stand-alone twelve week online courses in Modern Monetary Theory and Real-World Economics.


Modern Money Lab short course information 

Foundations of Real-World Economics

Foundations of Real-World Economics covers the philosophy of economic enquiry; the pursuit of well-being within our planetary boundaries; and realistic approaches to trade and development, macroeconomic policy and the role of markets and governments in resolving economic issues.

Download the Foundations of Real-World Economics information sheet for more details

Foundations of Modern Money, Institutions and Markets

This course covers the main elements in a modern monetary system; interactions between public and private balance sheets; fiscal and monetary policy and the importance of monetary sovereignty, and the foreign exchange market, financial instability and international debt. Download the Foundations of Modern Money, Institutions and Markets information sheet below.

Apply for our 100% online stand-alone twelve week courses

Fill out a short online form to apply for one or both of our upcoming twelve week courses. Lecture videos are available to watch on demand, and you can join the live tutorial discussions held on zoom across multiple time zones (which are also recorded).

There are no compulsory assessments in these courses and you don’t need to have an economics degree to participate. Trimester dates are 3rd June  to 25th August and 16th September to 8th December 2024.

“The material is absolutely fantastic so far, it is WAY above my high expectations. I have already learned so much and I can’t believe we are only a third of the way through the first two subjects. Thank you again and I am so happy I did the course this year”

William Thomson, co-host of Scotonomics podcast


  • Foundations of Real-World Economics
  • Foundations of Modern Money, Institutions and Markets

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