MSc Economics with reference to Environment and Development

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MSc Economics with reference to Environment and Development

SOAS University of London

MSc Economics with reference to Environment and Development

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three years (part-time, daytime only). We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Economics. Applicants without a first degree in Economics may be admitted to the Diploma in Economics in the first instance. Satisfactory completion of the Diploma, at a level acceptable to the School, may allow students to take the MSc in the following year. For details see www.soas.ac.uk/economics All students must complete and pass the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics course which is taught over three weeks in August/September before the start of the MSc.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

This programme combines environmental concerns with development economics and political economy. It draws on the specific strengths of SOAS, namely expertise in development economics, multi-disciplinary environmental focus, and area specialisations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The MSc in Economics with reference to Environment and Development provides a unique specialisation in one of the most rapidly developing areas of economics. The effects of development on the environment and access to resources are one of the most challenging fields that has grown over the past four decades and is now one of the key areas of study. At SOAS, we understand the environment in a broad sense and the scope of courses offered includes various areas such as natural resources, agriculture, economic development, finance, and regionally - specialised courses.

All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) to begin studying on this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September covering mathematics, statistics and computing.

Structure

The MSc Environment and Development is taught within a structured programme rather than being obtained mainly by research and dissertation. It consists of eight-course modules delivered through lectures, classes, and tutorials and a 10,000-word dissertation. The degree is awarded on the basis of coursework, examinations written in May/June, and a dissertation which is submitted in September.

The following is a complete list of courses in the programme, not all of which are offered in any single year. To see a list of courses being offered please visit the relevant departmental website. Please note that some courses may be taught in other departments of the School.

Students with strong econometrics background may follow an alternative combination of quantitative modules allowing them to take both Advanced Econometrics A and Advanced Econometrics B without having to complete Econometrics first. Students who wish to apply for this alternative quantitative structure must contact the convenor of Econometrics prior to taking the Preliminary examination. Applicants will undertake an assessment during the Welcome week based on examination papers of previous years' Econometrics

Core Modules

  • Economics of environment and development 15PECC048 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Macroeconomics 15PECC005 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Microeconomics 15PECC006 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Political Economy of Agriculture and Food 15PECC049 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Econometrics 15PECC008 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Dissertation for MSc Economics with reference to Environment and Development 15PECC993 (60credits) Full Year

AND

  • Advanced Econometrics A 15PECC045 (15 credits) Term 2

OR

  • Advanced Econometrics B 15PECC051 (15 credits) Term 2

And Two from the Following:

If Advanced Econometrics A or Advanced Econometrics B is not taken as a core module, Advanced Econometrics A or Advanced Econometrics B can be taken as an optional module.

  • African economies 1: applied microeconomic analysis 15PECC024 (15 credits) Term 1
  • African economies 2: applied macroeconomic analysis 15PECC025 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Applied economics of the Middle East 1 15PECC028 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Applied economics of the Middle East 2 15PECC029 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Capital markets, derivatives & corporate finance 15PECC011 (15 credits) Term 1
  • China's Economic Transformation 15PECH024 (15 credits) Term 1
  • China and World Development 15PECH023 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Economic Development of Japan 15PECH025 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Economic development of South Asia a) the macroeconomy 15PECC026 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Economic development of South Asia b) major sectors & the international 15PECC027 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Economic development of the Asia Pacific region 1 15PECC030 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Economic development of the Asia Pacific region 2 15PECC031 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Financial systems and economic development 15PECC036 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Gender Economics (PG) 15PECH026 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Global Economic Policy Analysis 15PECC063 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Global Production and Industrial Policy 15PECH027 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Growth and Development 15PECC007 (15 credits) Term 2
  • History of Economic Analysis 15PECH006 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Institutions and Governance 15PECC064 (15 credits) Term 2
  • International Trade and Investment 15PECC018 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International Finance 15PECC019 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Marxist political economy and world development 15PECC047 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Political Economy of Institutions 15PECC020 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Advanced Econometrics A 15PECC045 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Advanced Econometrics B 15PECC051 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Theory of financial institutions & policy 15PECC021 (15 credits) Term 2
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Last updated July 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
11,545 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £11,545; Full-time Overseas Fees: £19,730 per academic year
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2019