Masters in Economics

MSc Economics and MSc Economic Policy video

MSc Economic Policy Programme Structure

Term 1

Research methods course (2 week intensive course in Mathematics and Statistics)

Three core courses, each consisting of 4 hours of lectures and a 1 hour small group class per week

At most one of these core course can be replaced by the corresponding course from the MSc Economics programme.

Term 2

Research methods - 1 week intensive course covering:

  • Academic writing skills
  • Empirical and Econometric skills
  • Software workshops (Matlab, Eviews and Stata)

Four optional courses, of which two or three are from List A: Applied options and one or two from List P: Policy options.  Most optional courses consist of a 2 hour lecture and a 1 hour small group class per week. 

If a student chooses to take a core course from the MSc Economic programme in term 1 they can then choose as one of their options the corresponding course from List C: Advanced Core options.  In this case, of the remaining options 2 must be from List A and one from List P.

Term 3

Exams

June – September

Dissertation

Research methods course

  • Academic writing skills
  • Empirical and Econometric skills
  • Software workshops (Matlab, Eviews and Stata)

All core and optional courses are assessed by a final exam in June.  For the maths and stats course students are allowed a first attempt in September.  Although weekly problem sets are marked and feedback is given,  they do not play any part in the final assessment.