UCL Department of Economics


Wongkot Similan Rujiwattanapong

UCL MRes student

After working in the government sector for a few years, I wanted to further my study in a course that was policy related and at the same time based upon a strong foundation in economics. The MSc Economic Policy at UCL offered exactly that. It gave me an opportunity to focus on my specialisation while providing me with rigorous training in all core economics modules.

I really enjoyed the atmosphere at the Economics Department, particularly the approachability and friendliness of faculty members, as well as the high quality teaching I received.

Having finished the MSc in 2011, I'm currently studying towards a PhD in Economics at UCL.  The courses I took during the MSc help me formulate research questions relevant to current policy issues/debates as well as survive the first year of PhD here.