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  • Objectives
    The MSc in Economics and Development Economics is a high quality taught graduate course in economics which has ESRC recognition under its "1+3" awards system. The course is specifically designed to train you in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, and to provide research training of the level required to proceed to a PhD programme in Economics. You will study specialised modules that will inform you about the current theories, issues and evidence in economic analysis as applied to developing countries. There is also the opportunity for you to select other optional modules addressing analytical techniques applied to issues of concern in developing countries, such as trade policy or poverty. The content of the course is influenced by the research experience and activities of staff associated with the CREDIT research centre.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Economics and Development Economics
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -The MSc in Economics and Development Economics is a high quality taught graduate course in economics, which has ESRC recognition under its "1+3" awards system. 
    -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. 
    -CREDIT (Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade) is a research focus for members of the School of Economics and colleagues in other research institutions among whose principle research interests are economics issues pertaining to developing countries.

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

    -Microeconomic Theory 
    -Macroeconomic Theory 
    -Econometric Theory 
    -Economic Data Analysis
    -In the second semester, you will take four more modules, two of which will be in Development Microeconomics and Economic Growth.

    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 
    -Advanced Microeconomic Theory 
    -Behavioural Economic Theory 
    -Experimental Methods in Economics 
    -Time Series Econometrics 
    -Financial Econometrics 
    -Applied Microeconometrics 
    -Labour Economics 
    -Public Economic Theory 
    -Income Distribution and Poverty 
    -International Trade Theory 
    -Trade Analysis and Policy 
    -Global Environmental Issues 
    -Applied Money and Finance 
    -Financial Economics 
    -Behavioural Finance 
    -Development Policy Analysis 
    -Development Microeconomics 
    -Options and Futures Markets 
    -Decision-making under Risk and Uncertainty

    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 Development Economics.

    Course Structure
    The MSc in Economics and Development 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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