MA Communicating Economic Policy

New College of the Humanities

Program Description

MA Communicating Economic Policy

New College of the Humanities

An enthralling mix of economic policy and the communication of economic knowledge, this MA will train you to understand how economic knowledge is used in the modern world.

Graduates will be skilled at acting between the economists and the public.

The MA Communicating Economic Policy programme has three main strands: economic policy, which equips you with an understanding of the conceptual tools of an economist; research skills, which teaches you the skills required to handle quantitative data, offers a grounding in qualitative research skills, and prepares you to undertake the entire production process of independent research; and economic communication, which invites you to reflect on what the field of economics can achieve, what its limitations are, and how these can be communicated to non- expert audiences.

Who should apply

This programme might be right for you if you're interested to develop careers as a policy-maker, journalist, work in NGO's or international organizations.

Structure

The MA Communicating Economic Policy comprises ten core courses studied full-time across a single academic year, or part-time over two academic years.

The courses comprise: Microeconomic Principles, Public & Industrial Economic Policy, Communication & Public Understanding of Economics, Statistics & Quantitive Research Skills, Macroeconomic Principles, International Economic Policy, The Making & Communication of Economic Knowledge, Research Design & Data Collection, and Ethics & Evaluation of Communication, plus Dissertation and lay summary article.

Teaching

The MA Communicating Economic Policy will be taught by Ivy-League and prominent professors. New College of the Humanities is also known for its small, tight-knit community where pastoral care supports the learning environment.

The master's degree will be delivered predominantly through seminars, of no more than 10 people, and individual tutorials.

Students who are enrolled full-time should anticipate devoting approximately 35-40 hours per week to their studies for the duration of their degree. In Michaelmas and Hilary terms, this will include approximately six to seven formal contact hours per week, with the remainder consisting of structured independent study.

Independent study primarily comprises preparing both formative and summative work, though it may also include participation in History Society meetings, History Research seminars, and professorial lectures. In Trinity term, students predominantly work independently to write their dissertations.

Part-time students will, on average, devote half as much time to their studies over a period lasting twice as long.

Assessment

Summative assessment for the MA Communicating Economic Policy will be by a range of essays, a portfolio, a computer-based project, seminar presentations, research proposal, and examination. Students will also be assessed on a dissertation approximately 15,000 words including a lay summary article of approximately 1,000 words.

Timetables

Timetables are usually made available to students during Freshers’ Week. Teaching can be scheduled to take place during any day of the week. However, when possible, Wednesday afternoons are usually reserved for sports and cultural activities.

Your qualification

NCH degrees are designed and created by the College’s professors and faculty. The courses reflect their areas of expertise and research interests, meaning that they are strongly engaged with the material that they will teach you, and there may be opportunities for students to participate in active research.

The New College of the Humanities MA Communicating Economic Policy degree programme is validated by Swansea University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Swansea University award of a Master of Science (MA).

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the MSc Global Politics at NCH London.

Graduates

Offers are typically made to applicants holding an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis through their application, a reference and personal statement.

Professionals

NCH welcomes applications from mature students who may have been out of education for a while who have equivalent professional experience.

English language requirements for international students

We would typically require an IELTS score of 7.0 (including 6.5 in each component). If you need a visa to study in the UK, then we can only accept the IELTS test from a UKVI approved centre and not any other English language tests due to the visa requirements set by the UK Government.

EU/EEA students who have taken higher level English as part of their secondary school examinations, or who have been educated entirely in English for a minimum of three years before application, may be exempt from these requirements. EU/EEA students studying the IB (International Baccalaureate) may be exempt provided they have achieved the following grades: English A: English Language & Literature or English Literature HL5 or SL6 OR English B: HL5 or SL6.

English language qualifications must have been obtained within two years before application to NCH.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 31, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
8,000 GBP
(FT)/£4,000 (PT) UK, EU, EEA, Swiss students. International: £13,000 (FT only).
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United Kingdom - London, England
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