Master International Economics

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  • Objectives
    Over the last two decades the world has seen an increased globalisation of economic relations with a consequent highlighting of issues in international economics. Trade and international flows of goods, finance and resources, including people, are now increasingly part of everday life as well as business. As economies become increasingly open the need to understand the nature of such change becomes ever more important. We aim to provide you with an advanced contemporary grounding in mainstream economic theory with a particular focus on international economics. You will be equipped with the analytical techniques and research methods essential to undertaking research into issues in the international sphere.
  • Entry requirements
    The standard requirement is a lower second Honours degree or equivalent in economics, finance, business or related. Applicants with substantial relevant professional experience will also be considered. Those without the standard requirements can attend the Graduate Diploma Course in Economics or Finance prior to enrolling on this course.
  • Academic title
    MSc International Economics
  • Course description
    Course structure
    You take six taught modules, five of which are core and one an option, together with a dissertation of 15,000 words.

    Core modules:

    -Advanced Macroeconomics
    -Advanced Microeconomics
    -Growth, Trade and Development
    -International Finance
    -Quantitative Research Methods

    Optional modules (choose one):

    -Development Finance
    -Economics of European Integration
    -Domestic and International Banking
    -Financial Markets and Portfolio Analysis
    -Financial Risk Management

    A variety of methods are used including examinations, computer workshops, essays, reports, tests and case study presentations.

    Career opportunities
    The course will be of interest to graduates seeking careers in multinationals and import/export companies, or those seeking to work within the financial markets. Those already employed can update theirknowledge and/or improve their careers. In addition, it can lead onto an MPhil or PhD.

    Attendance and duration
    Full-time: 1 year, 3 evenings a week
    Part-time (day & eve): 2 years, up to two days/evenings a week

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