Choose Kingston's Economic Policy MA

This MA covers a range of economic policy areas; in particular, fiscal and monetary policy, labour market and wage policy, as well as financial regulation and macroprudential policy. It will develop your capacity to carry out research on the implementation and effectiveness of economic policy in a contemporary global and financial context, enabling you to contribute to debates on austerity versus active demand management, and efficiency versus equity in the regulation of markets.

Key features

  • This course will provide you with in-depth expertise relevant to organisations including governmental regulatory agencies in the domestic economy (eg HM Treasury), think-tanks and international agencies dealing with globalisation issues.
  • Lectures are supplemented by seminars, giving an opportunity for regular feedback and discussion.

What will you study?

You will study core aspects of macro- and microeconomic theory, applied econometrics and economic policy. On this basis, you will acquire a professional knowledge of procedures used to analyse current issues in economic policy.

You will also explore the economic history of capitalism and the history of economic ideas, placing the issues surrounding the evaluation of economic policy in a historical and intellectual context. In addition, you will pursue intensive study of the contemporary globalised and financialised economy and its relationship to economic development. Finally, you will work with a member of staff to choose an applied economic policy topic for your dissertation, research this topic and write up your conclusions.


Graded problem sets, presentations, practical coursework, essays, examinations, thematic case studies, policy briefs, literature summary, and dissertation.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Core modules

  • Applied Econometrics and Microeconomic Analysis
  • Economic Change and Ideas
  • Economics Dissertation
  • Financialisation, Globalisation and Economic Policy
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

Learn a language

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Cost & Fees

Home and European Union 2016/17

  • MA part time £3,080
  • MA full time £5,600

ELQ (Equivalent Lower Qualification) fee 2016/17

  • MA part time £3,226
  • MA full time £5,865

Overseas (not EU) 2016/17

  • MA part time £7,095
  • MA full time £12,900
Program taught in:
  • English

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1 - 2 years
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