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  • Objectives
    his degree provides a foundation in modern techniques of quantitative economic analysis and econometrics, for graduates with degrees in quantitative economics or science-based subjects, mathematics or statistics. The central feature of the course is its blend of core economic concepts and principles with the modern research methods required for their application. Experience of actual economic research based on timeseries and social survey data is an integral part of the degree. The degree provides a basis for further research and entry to a ‘fast track’ PhD programme.
  • Entry requirements
    This degree provides a foundation in modern techniques of economic analysis and econometrics, for graduates with degrees in economics or science-based subjects, mathematics or statistics. The central feature of the course is its blend of core economic concepts and principles with the modern research methods required for their application. The degree provides a basis for further research and entry to a ‘fast track’ PhD programme.
  • Academic Title
    MSc in Economics
  • Course description
    Course modules
    Core:

    -Microeconomic Theory
    -Macroeconomic Theory
    -Econometric Theory
    -Mathematical Methods for Economics
    -Game Theory
    -Applied Microeconometrics
    -Applied Macroeconometrics
    -Dissertation

    Option modules (one from the following):

    -Economics of Organisation
    -Financial Systems and Economic Performance
    -Financial Risk Management
    -International Money and Finance
    -Financial Derivatives
    -Financial Econometrics

    Teaching and assessment methods

    Teaching is by a variety of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by written examination, assessed coursework, presentation, and a dissertation. The percentage of the final mark awarded for the continuously assessed component varies across modules. There are eight taught modules examined in January and June followed by a 15,000 word dissertation written over the period July to September

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