This course provides you with a solid foundation in contemporary econometric theory, and the expertise to apply that theory to the analysis of economic data.
It is designed to train you in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, providing research training at the level needed to progress to a PhD.
Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.
The programme is influenced by the work of academics at the Granger Centre for Time Series Econometrics including Nobel Prize Winner and Nottingham alumnus, Sir Clive Granger. The centre was established in 2006 to develop and distribute research in both theoretical and applied time series econometric analysis, including panel data methods.
At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in econometrics and applied econometrics, and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first econometrics research project.
Dual degree option
The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz and the University of Tübingen in Germany. If you complete the taught component of this course, you can transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz or Tübingen. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a highly ranked university in beautiful parts of Germany.
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This course comprises 120 credits of core and optional modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation on a subject of your choice. You will receive one-to-one support from an expert academic supervisor, and methodological and practical guidance through our Economic Research Methodology module.
In semester one, you will take modules in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, econometric theory and economic data analysis.
In semester two, you will take two further required modules in time-series economics and applied microeconometrics. You will also start work on your dissertation by taking a module in economic research methodology, and will choose two optional modules from a wide range.
After completing your semester two modules, you will undertake a 15,000-word supervised dissertation which will demonstrate familiarity with a particular area of econometrics.
Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.
2:1 (or international equivalent) in a discipline with significant economics content
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Nottingham economics postgraduates are spread around the globe, working in academia, government and the private sector. Our courses provide specialist skills in theoretical and empirical economics, which are sought-after by employers.
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