The MSc Economics is a specialist masters degree designed to provide you with rigorous training in theoretical and applied economics. It is suitable for students who either intend to pursue doctoral studies or are planning a career as research economists in academia, the public sector, international institutions, economic consulting, the financial industry, think tanks, or other research centres.
Students build on their undergraduate or postgraduate training by completing three compulsory modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics both in the first and in the second term.
Students can also choose from a selection of option modules that cover a range of topics in applied economic research. Students also conduct original research to fulfil the substantial dissertation component of the degree.
This Economics masters degree will develop your economics expertise to the highest level.
Unique features of the MSc in Economics are:
* Degree provides a solid grounding in modern economics. * Comprehensive two-semester sequences in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics that cover the essential models and tools used by research economists. * Training in relevant mathematical and statistical methods and how to conduct, assess, and supervise both theoretical and applied research in the field. * Possibility to continue to the MRes Economics programme upon successful completion of the MSc, which provides the option to go on to doctoral study in the School. * A large number of generous scholarships available for academically outstanding students.
QMUL School of Economics and Finance Scholarships
The School of Economics and Finance is pleased to offer up to 60 scholarships to outstanding applicants. The scholarship value is £5,000 (slightly more for MSc Economics students) and is open to all postgraduate taught courses in the School.As well as the quality of your undergraduate transcript, we take into account additional information outlined below: Preference is given to applications for MSc Economics, MSc Finance, MSc Investment and Finance, MSc Investment Banking , MSc Finance and Econometrics, MSc Behavioural Finance Weight will be given to applicants who are attending or graduated from a top 100 university according to Shanghai Ranking, Top Universities, The Guardian, and Times Higher Education In order to maintain the diversity of our student intakes, students studying in the following countries will be given preference: Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Vietnam.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Scholarships will be awarded on purely on the basis of demonstrated potential for academic excellence on the programme applied. The potential for excellence will be judged to be demonstrated if the application:Shows that it exceeds our minimum entry requirements by a significant margin and/or otherwise outperforms applicants competing for the scholarships under consideration Shows excellent performance on specific modules considered relevant and valuable preparation for the programme applied to, e.g. on quantitative and economics/finance modulesFor full details, please visit the QMUL website
Eligible applicants will be contacted by the school once an offer has been made.Please note, applicants will be required to return the completed scholarship form within a month of receiving it from the School of Economics and Finance. Additionally, due to the high volume of qualified applicants, there may be a delay in application turnaround time and we encourage you to apply early.
QMUL works closely with the Chevening - the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders - to provide a large number of full scholarships for study on our one-year Masters courses.Every year QMUL hosts a large cohort of the 1500 Chevening Scholars who come to study at universities all over the UK. In 2016-17 we have a record of 87 scholars joining QMUL from countries across the globe!Chevening Scholarships are available for students from all nationalities.All Chevening awards cover full overseas tuition fees, as well as providing a stipend for living costs, air-fares, and a variety of other expenses. A large number of these awards will be available across all one-year QMUL masters courses.Chevening Scholars also benefit from a year-long programme of events helping you experience the best of British culture and to make the most of your time in the UK.
Value of Scholarship(s)
To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country - Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended - Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK. - Have at least two years’ work experience For full eligibility criteria, please visit the website
Applications for all scholarships must be made directly to the Chevening: full details on how to apply are available on the Chevening’s webpages.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 November 12:00 GMT.Candidates should also apply for their chosen Masters programme at QMUL through our online portal in the normal way.Candidates are encouraged to QMUL as early as possible to ensure that their application can be processed in a time to meet the Chevening’s deadline for the confirmation of their unconditional university offer in July 2017.
QMUL is proud to be working in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK to offer a wide range of scholarships for postgraduate study at Master’s and PhD level.In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing and developed Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for Master’s (one-year courses only). All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.
Value of Scholarship(s)
To apply for these scholarships, you must: - Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person - Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country - By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree) Please visit the website for full eligibility criteria
All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application deadline: 15 November 2016For full details of the application procedure, please visit the website
At least an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or overseas equivalent, normally (though not necessarily) in Economics or a related field. Students from Mathematics, Engineering and Traditional Sciences are encouraged to apply. A good knowledge of relevant statistical theory and mathematics is necessary for all applicants.For our English Language requirements please click here: View Website
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London
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