About the course: -100% of our research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading for impact -Covers up-to-date analyses of business economics, at both firm and industry level, from internationally renowned experts -Specialise in the economics of international business or business economics in emerging economies, or study across both of them
WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?
The three pathways are: -Business economics and regulation: modules include Small business economics and regulation -Economics of international business: modules include Economics of multinational enterprise and Political economy of multinationals -Business economics in emerging economies: modules include Business and management in emerging markets and Economic policies in emerging markets
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?
Our programmes give both a deep understanding of the specific subject matter and a range of transferable skills that can be utilised in a wide variety of future careers. They provide specialist expertise in economic analysis, preparing you for challenging roles. We have a strong commitment to employability and our graduates are successful in obtaining jobs after university, in the public as well as corporate and third sectors. We want to make sure this continues to be the case in the future.
Our award-winning Careers Centre provides excellent careers advice specifically for postgraduate students. Placement opportunities may also be available, and we have a dedicated School Development Officer to help you progress with your career.
'I was attracted to come and study at the University of Reading because of the international recognition and reputation that the University and the School of Economics has earned as a centre for excellence in research and learning.
Additionally, the University is situated in a beautiful, scenic, safe and green environment while the school has a wide range of courses to choose from and unusual module combinations giving me the necessary flexibility I needed.
The course provided rigorous and relevant training with the right mix of modules necessary for sound education required to work in an international context as a professional economist
The University of Reading attracts a lot of students from all over the world, thus is a multicultural centre which provides students with excellent opportunities to network and learn with people from different backgrounds making it truly an international institution
Fantastic library and learning facilities, and support from teaching and support staff and fellow students coupled with personal discipline helped me cope with the demands of the course.
Support by both the teaching and support staff was fantastic. Without the reception, warm welcome and support of the staff, my stay would have not been so wonderful and enriching
The programme is tailored in such a way as to help meet the challenges demanded by portfolios in international organisations, government and academia.'
The School of Politics, Economics and International Relations is offering bursaries to students studying in 2015/16. These bursaries are worth £2,500 each and will be awarded in three equal payments during the academic year.There will be two rounds of applications for these scholarships. Unsuccessful applicants in the first round will be considered again in the second round.
Value of Scholarship(s)
To be eligible you must be applying to on of our Master's courses due to start Autumn 2015.
To apply for a scholarship please send a statement (maximum 500 words) on ‘Why I should receive a scholarship and the contribution I will make to the life of the School’ to [email protected] for applications to be considered are:- 1st May (for the first round of applications) - 1st August (for the second round of applications)Please include in the subject line ‘Bursary Scheme application’. Please also include your name, programme of study and student number with your application.
You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a good understanding of core economics and quantitative methods. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Recipient: University of Reading
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