MSc in Public Sector Economics

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  • Objectives
    This degree provides a firm foundation in the application of modern economic analysis to the problems of regulating economic activity and the efficient running of the public sector. The degree is ideal preparation for students who wish to build careers in the management and regulation of the public sector, regulatory bodies and the civil service.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Students should have a good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Academic title
    MSc in Public Sector Economics
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Economic Analysis of Public Policy
    -Economics of Organisation
    -Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
    -Financial Statement Analysis
    -Applied Analysis of the Public Sector
    -Regulation of Business

    Optional modules (two from the following):

    -The Macroeconomic Environment
    -Financial Econometrics
    -Financial Systems and Economic Performance
    -Applied Microeconometrics
    -Applied Macroeconometrics
    -Corporate Finance
    -Financial Risk Management
    -Game Theory

    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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