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MSc Economics

Course Description


The MSc Economics combines the academic study of theoretical and quantitative subjects, with the option of studying specialist subject areas. The aims of both programmes are to develop:

- an advanced training in the analysis of economic problems and policy of use in private and public sector employment - It is anticipated that most students will want to complete the MSc: "An MSc in economics has effectively become a professional qualification" (Machin and Oswald, 2000:F347, Economic Journal);
- a knowledge of modern economic theory that is especially relevant to major applied economic areas;
- a knowledge of quantitative methods beyond the undergraduate level so that they will have mathematical, statistical and econometric skills to enable them to carry out quantitative analyses of economic problems;
- a research training in economics and its application enabling them to continue on to doctoral work should they so choose;
- a critical appreciation of existing applications of economic theory in policy choices and conflicts;
- builds on current, ongoing research activities within the department - see research by area

The programme was designed for those students who either already have, or who wish to pursue, careers as: economists in general and those seeking an academic career; staff of international organisations and national governments working in economic analysis and policy roles, and; economists or managers in private sector business organisations (including the financial services sector).

Core units:

- Economic Theory & Applications 1
- Econometrics for Economics & Finance
- Economic Theory & Applications 2
- Applied Econometrics
- Research Methods in Economics & Finance

Optional units:

- Welfare Economics & Distributive Justice
- International Monetary Economics
- Development Economics
- Transition Economics
- Environmental Regulation
- Growth Theory
- Public Economics
- Environmental Valuation & Resource Economics

The final third of the programme comprises a dissertation.

Details of funding:

The University of Bath is third in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013

Visit the MSc Economics page on the University of Bath web site for more details!

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Entry Requirements

A good first degree in economics or equivalent (e.g. a degree with a high mathematical/quantitative content). Minimum English language requirements: Applicants should have a good command of English, oral as well as written. If your native language is not English you should have obtained a minimum score in English language tests of 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components).

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