MSc Economics and International Relations provides a platform to understand international economics and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The course gives you considerable flexibility to choose an area of geographical specialisation. It will allow you to develop skill highly desired by employers; an ability to understand international institutions and geopolitics, as well as the analytical skills of economics. It is taught in collaboration with staff and students from Political, Social and International Studies, which also has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching.
This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.
The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of international business or international relations.
You will study compulsory modules in economic concepts and econometric methods, international relations theory and international political economy.
You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab.
Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.
- Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject
- Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent
Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
Applicants who have not studied Economics at undergraduate level are expected to have studied relevant maths/statistics modules in their degree, in order to gain admittance to this course.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on them attaining a particular class of degree.
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Last updated August 1, 2016