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MSc Economics Who is it for?


You are a graduate of economics who aspires to a career in a global institution such as the World Bank, the UN, the OECD or NGOs, in government departments in a range of countries or in roles supporting business analysis in organisations of all sizes.


Course Content About the Course


The MSc Economics is a specialist programme which provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to successfully work in the Economics field.


The programme is currently under development but we expect the programme to have a strong analytical and quantitative focus.


In the first semester there will be three compulsory modules: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Econometrics.


The second semester will comprise of short modules in the most popular four out of the following six areas: Development Economics, Public Policy, Financial Economics, Environmental Economics, Health Economics and the Political Economy of East Africa.


A further module – which supports the completion of a dissertation – is designed to give you the necessary research and project management skills to undertake both the dissertation and the kinds of economic analysis which are likely be required by a range of employers.


The programme culminates in the submission of a sustained piece of independent economic research which will be supported by an academic supervisor.


Modules


• Advanced Microeconomics • Advanced Macroeconomics • Econometrics


• Research for Economists • Development Economics • Public Policy


• Financial Economics


• Environmental Economics • Health Economics


• The Political Economy of East Africa Assessment


You will be assessed through a variety of individual and group-based assessments, including written reports, seminar presentations, poster presentations, examinations and research projects.


Career Opportunities


We would expect successful students to enter careers in a range of international institutions in the UK and Overseas, Government Departments in a range of countries or in a range of companies supporting business analysis. We expect some students may wish to pursue a PhD programme.


Duration of Course


This is a one year full-time programme, commencing in September each year. You will attend lecture, seminars and workshops for two taught semesters followed by a period of supported independent study whilst you complete your dissertation.


Entry Requirements


To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelor’s degree in Economics. At least 50% of your undergraduate degree must normally be made up of modules in Economics. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).


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