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  • Objectives
    The course is specifically designed to equip you with analytical skills for economic analysis and the ability to apply them. The core modules on this course provide a solid grounding in economic analysis, rather than theory, and a wide range of applied economics options is available in the second semester. The MSc in Applied Economics is of particular use to those who want to work as professional economists in the private or public sector.
  • Entry requirements
    The Applied MSc Economics Programme is designed for students who wish to apply advanced level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Applied Economics
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -The Nottingham School of Economics is a recognised centre of excellence in teaching, having achieved a perfect score of 24/24 in the latest QAA teaching audit. 
    -It is also one of the premier centres for teaching and research in economics in the UK, achieving a 5A ranking in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise

    Course Content

    During the first semester, you will pursue core modules in:

    -Microeconomic Analysis 
    -Macroeconomic Analysis 
    -Economic Policy Analysis 
    -Economic Data Analysis

    In the second semester, you will take four more modules. Two of these must come from a range of applied economics modules, including:

    -Labour Economics 
    -Economic Growth 
    -Income Distribution and Poverty 
    -Trade Analysis and Policy 
    -Global Environmental Issues 
    -Applied Money and Finance 
    -Development Policy and Analysis 
    -Development Microeconomics 
    -Options and Futures Markets 
    -Decision-making under Risk and Uncertainty

    The remaining two modules are a free choice of options from a wide range, including:

    -Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 
    -International Macroeconomics 
    -Economic Applications of Game Theory 
    -Behavioural Economic Theory 
    -Experimental Methods in Economics 
    -Public Economic Theory 
    -Behavioural Finance

    Please note that not all Semester 2 modules are taught in every year and that all modules may be subject to change.

    You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice related to Applied Economics.

    Course Structure

    The MSc in Applied Economics is taught over 1 year on a full-time basis.

    You will be required to complete 120 credits’ worth of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation on a topic of your choice.

    Modules on this course are mainly assessed by examinations at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Some modules are also assessed on the basis of coursework

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