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Economics MSc

Course Description

This programme provides an advanced training in economic theory and econometrics, and application of these to achieve a sophisticated understanding of policy issues. It constitutes the taught part of an ESRC-recognised '1+3' programme leading to a PhD degree, reflecting the strength of our diverse research interests.

Programme content

The programme comprises 180 credits in total (credits are given in brackets).

Compulsory courses:

Microeconomics (20)

Macroeconomics (30)

Econometrics (30)

Risk, Uncertainty and Information (10)

Research Methods in Economics (10)

Option (20)

Dissertation (60)

The option is selected from:
Development Economics Policy
International Trade Policy
Economics of Financial Markets
International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
Political Economy and Economic Policy
Natural resource Economics
Game Theory
Economics of Financial Markets
A graduate course offered elsewhere in the Schools of Business, Public Policy or Social Sciences (subject to approval).

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Economics MSc page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.

Course Fees

UK/EU (full-time) £6,570; UK/EU (part-time) £3,285; Overseas (full-time) £16,170

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