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International Economics MSc


Course Description

This programme reflects the fundamental importance of this area in the present age, and the fact that it is a particular teaching and research strength of the Department. Globalisation of the world economy means that a training in international economics is now of vital importance in many careers.

Exposure to the various theoretical constructs and empirical analyses within this sub-discipline, as well as other core and optional courses, equips students with the analytic and quantitative skills necessary to examine recent developments in the global economy; particularly those with implications for policy.

Additionally, the International Economics MSc programme provides appropriate training for doctoral research.

Programme content

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

Compulsory modules:
Microeconomics (20)
Macroeconomics (30)
Econometrics with Trade Applications (30)
International Trade Theory (20)
International Trade Policy (20)
*Option (20)
Dissertation (40)

*The option is selected from:
Development Economic Policy
Economics of Financial Markets
International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
Political Economy and Economic Policy
Natural Resource Economics
Game Theory
Economics of Labour Markets
Risk, Uncertainty and Information
Topics in Money and Banking
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 International Economics MSc page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

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ESRC scholarships for PG Study and Doctoral Research - 14 Awards

The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research starting in October 2012.Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:Applied Linguistics
Russian and East European Studies
International Development (IDD)
West African Studies
German Studies
Business and Management
Finance
Economic and Social History
Economics and Econometrics
Education
Urban and Regional Studies
Human Geography
Political Science and International Studies
European Studies
Local Government Studies and Public Policy
Psychology
Sport and Exercise Science (Psy)
Social Policy
Social Work
Socio-Legal Studies

Value of Scholarship(s)

13,590

Eligibility

Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.

Application Procedure

For further information, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/esrc

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service

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Further Information

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/esrc



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

Home and EU Students £6570; International Students £16,170


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