MA Economics

General

Program Description

Why choose this course

Economics shapes our world, from inflation and unemployment rates, through to the implications of Brexit and the price of milk. Our MA in Economics will give you the opportunity to explore this engrossing subject and its continual impact on our world.

Our intensive conversion course is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to allow you to pursue a career in the exciting and rewarding field of economics, regardless of your previous degree subject.

What you will study

Our MA in Economics will give you a thorough education in the theories and applications of economics. You’ll study the core principles of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, gaining a critical awareness of current economic problems and insights. You’ll also develop the ability to combine relevant analytical techniques with insightful data analysis to produce economic conclusions.

The range of optional modules on this course will allow you to shape your course to match your personal interests and career aspirations. You can choose from an extensive list of topics which currently includes international finance, risk management, energy and development.

Academic year structure

This course is studied full-time over one academic year or part-time over two years. It consists of eight taught modules and an advanced project.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module Title Status Semester
Advanced Economics Project Compulsory Year-long
Foundations of Finance: Finance & Investments Compulsory 1
Foundations of Macroeconomics Compulsory 1
Foundations of Microeconomics Compulsory 1
Quantitative Methods Compulsory 1
Applied Econometrics Compulsory 2
Applied Policy Analysis Compulsory 2
Corporate Finance Optional 2
Economics of International Oil and Gas Optional 2
Economics of the Firm Optional 2
International Finance Optional 2
International Finance and Developing Economies Optional 2
Investment Analysis Optional 2
Risk Management Optional 2
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose two optional modules

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Last updated September 2019

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