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What will you study?
In the Economic Policy MA you will engage with the core graduate economic analyses necessary for advanced level economics research: Macro & Micro Theory and Applied Econometrics and Economic Policy. In addition, you will study the economic history of capitalism and the history of economic ideas in Economic Change & Ideas, putting the issues surrounding the evaluation of economic policy in a broad historical and intellectual context. You will also pursue intensive study of the contemporary globalised and financialised economy and its relationship to economic development in Financialisation, Globalisation and Economic Policy. These modules serve as excellent preparation to pursue high-level research into an applied economic policy topic in the dissertation. You will work individually with a member of staff to choose a topic for your dissertation, research this topic and write up your conclusions.
On successful completion of the programme you will have acquired a precise and professional knowledge of the procedures used to analyse current issues in economic policy.
One or more of the following will normally be regarded as appropriate admission requirements:
- Successful completion of a certified programme of study in an area appropriate to the content of the degree (normally a good second-class honours undergraduate degree or its equivalent, including, where appropriate, quantitative methods having been studied to an appropriate standard); strong academic performance in other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Relevant non-certificated learning.
- An appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning.
All certificated and non-certificated learning will require verification. In the case of certificated learning, this will require the presentation of relevant certificates and/or confirmation from the award giving body. In the case of non-certificated learning, verification will be established in the course of the interview to which all applicants will be invited, or, where appropriate, through the submission of supporting documentation and evidence. Where the evidence of the fulfilment of the appropriate admission requirements is inconclusive, the applicant may be asked to complete a written exercise.