Programme structure and module options
Research methods course: Online course in Mathematics and Statistics during the summer before the start of the MSc programme, with review sessions during the first two weeks of term, before the core courses begin.
Three core modules, each consisting of 4 hours of lectures and a 1 hour small-group class per week.
Research methods course: 1 week course covering, academic writing skills, empirical and econometric skills and software workshops in the use of Matlab and Stata.
Four optional modules across List A: Applied options AND List B: Advanced Core options. Students who plan to proceed to PhD-level study are advised to take two or more modules from List B: Advanced Core options. In particular, students who take at least two modules from List B: Advanced Core options will qualify for a conditional offer upon applying to the UCL MRes/MPhil/PhD Economics programme.
Core and optional courses are assessed by final exams in April/May (Term 3). For the Research Methods/Maths and Stats course, students take the final examination in the second week of the programme, in September/early October. Although weekly problem sets are marked and feedback is given, they do not play any part in the final assessment.
June – September