MSc Economics

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MSc Economics

SOAS University of London

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); two years (part-time, daytime only); three years (part-time, daytime only).

Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent degree or work experience) 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, will allow students to take the MSc in the following year. All students must complete the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics module which is taught over three weeks in August/September.

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

This programme is distinctive in its commitment to provide training in both mainstream economics and heterodox alternative theories and methods, quantitative skills, and application to a variety of contemporary topics and global economic issues. This reflects one of our key institutional roles in leading the debates in political economy and pluralistic economics. It also places applied focus on policy engagements and their theoretical foundations, drawing on our strengths and expertise in those areas.

This programme will equip you with the specialist knowledge required by international employers in both the business and public sectors; as well as providing rigorous foundations for those who wish to go on to do research in economics at the PhD level.

Structure

MSc Economics consists of six core modules and two optional modules, each worth 15 credits. In addition, an MSc dissertation focusing on general economic theory, policy and or/the history of economic analysis accounts for 60 credits.

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

  • Macroeconomics 15PECC005 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Microeconomics 15PECC006 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 15PECH022 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Advanced Microeconomic Theory and Policy 15PECH021 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Econometrics 15PECC008 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Dissertation for MSc Economics 15PECC998 (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 internationa 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
  • Economics of environment and development 15PECC048 (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
  • International Trade and Investment 15PECC018 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International Finance 15PECC019 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Institutions and Governance 15PECC064 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Marxist political economy and world development 15PECC047 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Political Economy of Agriculture and Food 15PECC049 (15 credits) Term 1
  • 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

Duration

One calendar year (full-time); two years (part-time, daytime only); three years (part-time, daytime only).

Cost & Fees

Full-time Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU Students Overseas Students UK/EU Students Overseas Students UK/EU Students Overseas Students
10,470 17,895 5,235 8,948 3,490 5,965

Entry Requirements

Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent degree or work experience) 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, will allow students to take the MSc in the following year. All students must complete the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics module which is taught over three weeks in August/September.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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
Information
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