Master International Economics and Trade

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  • Objectives
    The MA in International Economics and Trade is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of trends and contemporary issues in the global economy. It is based on a foundation of international economic theory, which is then applied to the study of international trade policies and to the globalisation of finance. The aim is to evaluate how the interactions between governments, corporations and markets impact on economic performance, development and welfare. Considerable attention is given to studying the institutional framework of the global economy by looking at international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. The course also evaluates the significance of government policies and the rise of regional trade blocs such as, for example, the European Union, NAFTA, Mercosur and ASEAN.
  • Entry requirements
    At least a lower second Honours degree, or equivalent, in economics. Students whose main subject of undergraduate study was not in economics, but who took economics as a subsidiary subject, will be considered for entry.
  • Academic title
    MA International Economics and Trade
  • Course description
    Course structure
    You are expected to take six modules and a dissertation of about 12,000-15,000 words.

    Core modules include:

    -Economic and Political Environment of International Business
    -Growth, Trade and Development
    -International Economic Theory
    -Research Methods

    In addition, you take two of the following modules:

    -European Monetary Integration
    -Global Financial Markets
    -International Business Law
    -International Business of Japan and South Asia
    -International Finance
    -Development Finance

    You can also choose to take one of the options from another postgraduate course within the University, subject to the course leader's approval.

    A variety of assessment methods are used including traditional unseen examinations, open book computer workshops, essays, written reports, in-class tests and case study presentations.

    Career opportunities
    The course would be suitable for those who are seeking careers in international business, government or international policy organisations. You may also apply to develop your dissertation topic into an MPhil/PhD course.

    Attendance & duration

    -Full-time: one year
    -Part-time (day): two years

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