You'll be equipped with the powerful tools required to understand the rapidly changing, complex and uncertain modern world economy.
In the summer before you start the MSc Economics degree, you'll complete an online, self-paced course in Mathematics and Statistics to lay the foundations for the rest of the degree and prepare you for research in economics or for work as a professional economist. You'll have online review sessions during the week before term begins and before the core module teaching begins.
You'll take three core modules in Term 1, each consisting of 3 hours of lectures and a 1 hour small-group class per week.
You will attend weekly meetings to support the production of your dissertation proposal and to prepare you for the dissertation project. You will practice academic writing skills, empirical and econometrics skills, and attend software workshops in the use of Matlab and Stata.
You will continue with weekly meetings to support the production of your dissertation proposal and to prepare you for the dissertation project. You will practice academic writing skills, empirical and econometrics skills, and attend software workshops in the use of Matlab and Stata.
You will take four optional modules from across List A and List B below.
If you are considering studying at PhD level we advise that you take two or more modules from List B. Students who fulfil these criteria will qualify for a conditional offer upon applying to the UCL MRes/MPhil/PhD Economics programme.
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
- List A: Applied options
Topics in Development Economics: Firms, Labour Markets and Migration - ECON0124 (module not offered in 2023-24)
Applied Policy Analysis - ECON0075 (module not offered in 2023-24)
- List B: Advanced core options
Term 3 - Exams
Your core and optional courses will assessed by final exams in April/May, during Term 3. Some Term 2 modules in the list above feature additional summative assessments in Term 2. For the foundational Maths and Stats course, you'll take the final examination in the first week of the programme, in September.
Although weekly problem sets are marked and feedback is given, they do not play any part in the final assessment.
June - September
In the three summer months, you will complete your lightly supervised dissertation.
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