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Andrew Chesher delivers the Leonid Hurwicz Lecture at the 2013 Warsaw International Economic Meeting, July 4th
How to apply
Master of Science (MSc) students
Applications for September 2014 entry will be considered if submitted between mid-October 2013 and 01 March 2014
For information on how to apply, fees and other general information about studying at UCL please see the UCL Prospective Students page for graduate students.
UK applicants to the MSc programmes require a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with at least upper second-class Honours, or equivalent, with a significant quantitative component. Applicants with a very good Bachelor's degree in another quantitative discipline, such as mathematics, statistics, engineering or physics, may also be considered. Admission is competititve. Degrees in Business Studies/Business Administration or Accounting are not appropriate preparation for our MSc programmes in Economics.
Students entering the MSc are required to take an intensive, two-week refresher Maths and Statistics Course
at the start of term, but all applicants should be proficient with
matrix algebra, multi-variate calculus and optimization techniques
before they arrive. The Mathematics and Statistics self-assessment tool can be found here.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not an admission requirement.
Applicants from outside the UK must possess a similar level of training and qualifications as UK applicants. Applicants also need to demonstrate competence in English at the "Good" level before the start of the course and preferably at the time of application.
We have one intake of students each year, in September,
and consider applications for admission on a rolling basis from the end
of October/beginning of November onwards.
You may apply for admission online or by completing a paper application form.
Questions about the MSc in Economics or the MSc in
Economic Policy that are not answered on the web pages referred to
above may be emailed to: email@example.com
The admissions requirements for both programmes are the same; the two programmes cater to students with slightly different interests and objectives.
Please make only one
application to the Economics Department's MSc programmes. In your
application, you may indicate your preference, or you may apply to the MSc in Economics if you are still deciding between the two programmes. If you receive an offer letter, it will indicate that you have been
offered a place on (a) MSc
Economics or (b) MSc Economic Policy.
the programme begins, you may switch from MSc Economics to MSc Economic
Policy or from MSc Economic Policy to MSc Economics in the first 4 weeks of Term 1.
If you apply for one programme and are not accepted, please do not apply again – you may only apply once to the Department of Economics MSc programmes.