MSc Economics

University of Kent, School of Economics

Program Description

MSc Economics

University of Kent, School of Economics

The Economics postgraduate degree provides training in advanced economic theory and econometric methods and allows you to specialise or take options in subjects reflecting the School’s main areas of research expertise. The programme prepares you for work as a professional economist in the private and public sector, or for a career in research.

Core Modules

  • Advanced Macroeconomics (EC805)
  • Advanced Microeconomics of Consumers, Markets and Welfare (EC802)
  • Advanced Microeconomics of Games and Information (EC806)
  • Econometric Methods (EC821)
  • Research Methods (EC817)

Optional Modules

One option from:

  • Financial Markets and Instruments (EC822)
  • Political Economy of Public Policy (EC832)
  • Environmental and Resource Economics and Policy (EC834)

One option from:

  • Time Series Econometrics (EC820)
  • Applied Microeconometrics (EC825)

One option from:

  • International Finance (EC816)
  • Growth and Development Theory (EC815)
  • Trade and Development (EC803)
  • Environmental Valuation (EC829)

Dissertation

All modules are equal to 15 credits or 7.5 ECTS credits.

Teaching and assessment

The courses are taught by lectures, seminars and computer workshops, with emphasis placed on reading original literature and the preparation of seminar papers by students.

Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). The programme is completed by a research-based dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words on an approved topic between May and September.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 31, 2015
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