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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements You should have at least an upper-second class honours degree, or equivalent, in economics or a related subject. A good basic knowledge of relevant statistical theory and mathematics is also necessary, and students are required to sit pre-sessional statistics and mathematics examinations following an intensive two-week course in September.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Economics
  • Course description
    Proframme description

    This is a well-established intensive programme providing rigorous training in modern economic theory and applications, for students who wish to train for careers as professional economists in the private sector or the government, or who wish subsequently to follow an academic career or to pursue research in economics. The programme has a research dissertation component and has recognition as a Research Training degree by the ESRC under their “1+3” scheme.

    Those registering for the MSc in Economics take four core modules in the first semester and four modules in the second semester, of which three are core modules and one is an option. MSc Economics students are also required to take pre-sessional modules in Mathematics and Statistics, designed as refresher courses so that their background knowledge is at the level of required for postgraduate study in Economics.

    Programme outline

    Pre-sessional modules:

        * Mathematics
        * Statistics

    Core modules:

        * Macroeconomics A
        * Microeconomics A
        * Econometrics A
        * Mathematics for Economists
        * Macroeconomics B
        * Microeconomics B
        * Econometrics B

    Study options include:

        * Economic of Industry
        * Labour Economics
        * Corporate Finance
        * Financial Derivatives
        * Quantitative Asset Pricing
        * International Finance
        * Financial Econometrics
        * Time Series Analysis

    Assessment

    A written examination is taken in May for each course unit. Some units may also include assessed coursework. You will also produce a 10,000-word dissertation over the summer, which will normally include both theoretical economic content and applied results.

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